Social Insurance Update

The Social Insurance Services announced that on the 13th of September 2021, will come into force) the provisions of the Social Insurance (Contributions) Amending Regulations of 2017.

The main amendments to the Law include:

1. The application for the registration of the employer shall be submitted no later than one (1) day before the date that the applicant is expected to become an employer.

2. Each employer shall notify the Social Insurance Services for each employee he hires by no later than one (1) day before the hiring. It is noted that as from 13/9/21 the notification of new recruitments with employment date as from 14/9/21 onwards will be done electronically through the “ERGANI” Information System, which is located on the website https://ergani.mlsi. gov.cy. On the other hand, recruitments with employment date until 13/9/2021 will be accepted only be the Contributions Online Payment System. Information on the operation and terms of use of the System has been posted on the above-mentioned website. In addition, the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance has appointed Communication Officers in the Social Insurance Office of each District to support users. The list of Communication Officers has also been posted on the above-mentioned website. It should also be pointed out that as from 13th September 2021, the issuance and use of the “CERTIFICATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT” is abolished.

3. Each employer must keep a recruitment register, in which they must enter, the recruitment date and personal data for each employee (Serial Number, Name, Identity Card Number, Social Security Number, Recruitment Date and Date of Employment).

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