Labor Laws and Employee Rights – Arik Shalev & Co; Law Firm
Were you dismissed from work without severance pay? Do you wish to appeal a decision of a National Insurannce medical board? Do you wish to file a claim for general disability? Are you entitled to receive exemption from income tax?
Arik Shalev & Co., Law Offices provides a wide selection of legal services in the fields of labor law, National Insurance, insurance and civil law while demonstrating a proven record of success.
If your employee rights were deprived or you were discriminated against and you wish to file a claim to the National Insurance Institute or an insurance company in order to exercise your medical rights, contact us for legal representation and you will receive a quick response in your language.
Our Office has extensive experience in the representation of employees and employers and it is constantly updated in the latest rulings and statutes. Our legal staff provides comprehensive legal counseling services according to the specific needs of the client. The legal services are provided by a team for the purpose of controlling and improving the process.
In addition, the Office is assisted by an expert in National Insurance issues, with more than 29 years of experience.
Contacting the Office can be made through the contact form in the website and the response will be given in a required language.
Fields of expertise and practice
Expertise in employee rights
Employee rights in the Israeli legal system derive by virtue of Basic Laws, protective labor laws, collective agreements, extension orders, individual contracts and different rules and regulations. All of the above are intended to regulate employment relations and prevent violation of employee rights.
Summary of social rights and benefits in Israel
An employee who worked one continuous year – and for a seasonal worker, two consecutive years – with one employer or one workplace, and was dismissed, is entitled to receive from his employer severance pay. In the event that you did not receive severance pay or that your severance pay was too low, contact our Office using the contact form in the website.
Payment of remuneration for overtime
In accordance with Hours of Work and Rest Law, remuneration for overtime for an employee in full time position is 125% for the first two hours beyond the workday and 150% for the third hour onwards. Pursuant to Section 5 to the Wage Protection Law, an employer is prohibited from setting global salary that already grosses consideration for overtime and/or annual leave, except for specific circumstances. If you were not paid for overtime, contact our office and receive what is due to you by law.
Payment of wages for holidays
The right for wages for holidays prescribes that an employee receiving monthly wages is entitled for payment for holidays. An employee for daily wages who worked no less than three months shall be entitled for payment for two years in Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, two days for Succoth, two days for Passover, Shavuot and Independence Day. An employee who is not Jewish is entitled to receive payment for holidays according to his religion. Contact our office by using the contact form in the website and receive full payment for holidays.
An employee is entitled to receive 18 sickness days per year paid from the second day. The second and third day of sickness shall entitle the employee with 37% of the wages and from the fourth day onwards 75% of the daily wages. Sickness days can be accrued up to a quota of 90 days. If you became sick and did not receive payment for the days in which you were sick, contact our Office and we will help you to receive full payment by law.
Right for convalescence pay
Contrary to other employee rights that were specified, the right to receive convalescence pay is not prescribed by law but in a general collective agreement to which an extension order was added. The purpose of this right is to assist an employee who works at least one year in the workplace to go on vacation and return reinvigorated to his workplace. The value of a convalescence day in the private sector amounts to NIS 365 per day and NIS 411 in the public sector per each day of convalescence. The number of convalescence days for payment is contingent upon sector and seniority. If your pay slip does not include convalescence pay, contact our office by using the contact form in the website.
Provision for pension
In the beginning of 2008 a new law providing protection to employee rights came into force this is the extension order for obligatory pension in the market. This order obligates employers to make provisions for employees for pension insurance for the employee. If the employer is not willing to make provisions for your pension, contact our office by using the contact form in the website.
Minimum wages, advance notice, delay of pay, annual leave, liquidation of companies, dismissal during pregnancy, and more.
Expertise in exercising medical rights (National Insurance Institute of Israel laws, taxation laws and more)
Our Office specializes in all the areas pertaining to realization of medical rights, claims filed against insurance companies, liquidation of companies and more. In the event you were injured, became sick or deserve payments from insurance companies, contact our Office for legal representation.
The National Insurance Institute of Israel acts by virtue of the National Insurance Institute of Israel Law 1953 for the purpose of providing a "social security network" to citizens of the state. Among the areas that the National Insurance Institute of Israel is responsible for, are work injuries, general disability, entitlement in accordance with mobility agreement, victims of terrorist acts and treatment of Polio and scalp ringworm (tinea capitis). In such events the National Insurance Institute of Israel can assist insureds by providing grants, pensions, and different reliefs.
When a claim is filed to the National Insurance Institute of Israel for work related accidents, professional sickness, general disability, Polio and scalp ringworm (tinea capitis), and more, in order to set the level of compensation and the degree of disability, the claimant has to appear before a medical board of the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Since the conclusions of the medical board will determine the percentage of disability and, consequently, the amount of compensation and rate of pension and annuity, it is very important to be prepared when appearing before the medical board. Furthermore, most appearances before the medical boards are for a number of minutes and therefore, in order to ensure that you will be able to provide all the relevant information in one or two minutes, you should come well prepared.
Our Office will provide you with the best preparation before going to a medical board by making use of the best experts in the field of medication and National Insurance.