Employment legislation has become ever more complex over the last few years, none more so than in the maritime industry. Whether the concerns are with current Social Security legislation existing Flag state procedures or the impact that will be felt from the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) on the 20th August 2013, Lesia Employment Services ICC Limited (Lesia) is well placed to provide clients with the very best of protection for themselves and the crew.
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Lesia has been established as a Crew Management company offering Employment, HR and Payroll services in the same way as other companies that offer these services with one significant change in that it is an Incorporated Cell Company (ICC). An ICC is a company that functions in the usual way however it has the ability to create as many Incorporated Cells (IC) as it wishes as subsidiaries of the ICC. Each IC is an entity in its own right and has all its assets and liabilities protected from the activities of the ICC and any of its underlying ICs. This means that we are able to provide greater protection to owners than other companies who have structured the employment company differently. The primary objective is to provide comprehensive and efficient employment services of yacht crews, under the protection of Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEA) that meet the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in February 2006. A major additional benefit of operating from Guernsey is the removal of the employer’s liability to any secondary social security contributions that may be due on the salaries of the crew.