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Reserve Benefits for Serving in a “Kitat Konenut”
Making Aliyah or Returning to Israel – Maariv Interview with Liat Keisary and Amos E. Rosenzweig
One of the ramifications of the Israel-Hamas war is the growing interest of diaspora Jews and expat Israelis in immigrating to Israel.
In Maariv’s article on the topic, Liat Keisary explains that most new immigrants are coming from countries such as the United States, England, and Australia, driving an increase in demand for the purchase of real estate properties in Israel. In addition, Amos E. Rosenzweig answers questions on the rights of returning residents and new immigrants to Israel.
Rights of New Immigrants (Olim) and Returning Israeli Residents
A large number of expat Israelis and diaspora Jews are considering returning or making Aliyah to Israel in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. These two groups are entitled to a basket of absorption and social security benefits from the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, the National Insurance Institute, the Israel Tax Authority, and other authorities. It is important for would-be immigrants to be aware of these benefits and to include them in their considerations.
Barnea: Webinar on Taxes and National Insurance
Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association on the social security aspects of Operation Swords of Iron. As part of the webinar, Amos E. Rosenzweig discussed the financial grants designated for reservists, hostages’ families, and employees placed on unpaid leave. He also answered questions about the issues facing employers at this time.
Swords of Iron: Compensation Outline for Businesses Law
After lengthy discussions, the Knesset approved a wartime compensation outline for businesses. The outline offers compensation of up to a maximum of ILS 1.2 million to businesses with annual turnovers ranging between ILS 12,000 and ILS 400 million.
Draft Bill: Compensation for Businesses Affected by the War
The compensation for businesses will be based on their fixed expenses, which they must bear despite the decrease in revenue and business activity, and to help businesses survive the period.
Wartime Financial Assistance Plan: Unemployment Insurance
The experience acquired in Israel during the COVID-19 pandemic provided the groundwork for the creation of a more favorable plan to support employees on unpaid leave, in order to assist businesses experiencing severe financial losses.
Rights of Victims of Hostile Actions and Their Families
People injured by hostile actions in Israel and their families, as well as the families of those who were kidnapped, are entitled to benefits and continuing support from the National Insurance Institute, including medical treatments, recovery, rehabilitation, and financial support for loss of income and damages.
Barnea: Webinar on National Insurance – Employers’ Obligations during Operation Swords of Iron
Amos E. Rosenzweig, the former chief legal advisor of the National Insurance Institute and an of counsel at our firm, led a webinar on employers’ obligations during wartime. He discussed reserve service payments, allowances, and benefits, including for the victims of hostile actions. The webinar was held in collaboration with the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel.
IDF Reservists’ Rights
Israeli men and women called up for reserve duty, whether salaried employees or self-employed, are entitled to reserve duty pay from the National Insurance Institute for the days they serve on reserve duty.
Doing Businesses in Israel: Obligations for Social Security
Employers in Israel must be aware of their rights and obligations vis-à-vis Israel’s National Insurance Institute in order to avoid overpayments, legal risks, and fines.
Employees’ Rights in Israel during At-Risk Pregnancies
Sick days, a social security benefit, or a disability pension from the pension fund? Employees have several options for receiving wages during at-risk pregnancies when they are unable to work, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Conference: The High-Tech Employment World
We hosted members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for the conference The High-Tech Employment World.
The conference focused on key issues in the Israeli high-tech employment market and included diverse lectures on such topics as non-competition clauses in employment agreements, the workforce as a critical element in the workplace, and more.
Among the speakers at the conference were Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner; Nani Maoz, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Everest; and firm lawyers Harel Perlmutter, Netta Bromberg, Inbar Gorelick, and Amos E. Rosenzweig.
Israeli Court Rules Foreign Workers Not Entitled to Old-Age Pension
The Haifa District Court recently adjudicated on the rights to a pension of a group of foreign workers who had finished their employment and subsequently left Israel. The court determined, as a general rule, that a foreign worker who is not a resident of Israel is not entitled to old-age pension from the National Insurance Institute. Amos E. Rosenzweig, a special of counsel at our firm and former general counsel at the NII, sheds lights on this issue in an article for Calcalist.
Duties and Rights of Israelis Who Relocate – Amos E. Rosenzweig Interview with Walla!
In an interview with Walla! News, Amos E. Rosenzweig, a special counsel at our firm, explains that Israeli law possesses no positive definition of who is considered an Israeli resident, but rather who is not. In addition, Amos discusses the social welfare conditions and financial allowances of Israeli residents who live abroad or are considered returning residents.