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Employment conditions


Starting a New Job

Those that start a new job must be aware of the:

  • Contract of service 
  • Requirements of job descriptions
  • Probation period

More information can be found here.


Legislation sets out the following for wages:

  • National Minimum Wage
  • Cost of Living Increase
  • Commission Based Remuneration
  • Bonus and Weekly Allowances
  • Overtime
  • Rates of Pay
  • Wage Deductions

More information can be found here.​​

Hours of Work

The normal hours of work for full-time employment and the part-time work may depend on the relevant sector of industry that the individual works in. These are established in Wage Regulation Orders and one must also see L.N. 247 of 2003 - Organisation of Working Time Regulations.

  • Night Work
  • Normal Hours of Work
  • Part Time Employment
  • Reduced Hours
  • Rest Periods
  • Shift Work
  • Telework

More information can be found here.


Legislation sets out the hours such as:

  • Vacation Leave
  • Marriage Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Birth Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Urgent Family Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Injury Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Court Witness Leave
  • Jury Service Leave

These vary according to the sector one works in.

More information can be found here.

Posting of Workers in Malta

A Posted Worker in Malta is an employee of a foreign undertaking who does not normally work in Malta but who for a limited period of time is sent by the foreign undertaking to work in Malta.

Posting of Workers in Malta is regulated by Legal Notice 430 of 2002 – Posting of Workers in Malta Regulations.

Termination of Employment

  • Collective Redundancies
  • Compensation in Lieu of Notice
  • Fixed Term Contracts
  • Notice Period
  • Guarantee Fund
  • Other Rights on Termination

More information can be found here

National and Public Holidays

Legislation of Chapter 252 National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act regulates information on National and Public Holidays

More information can be found here

Young Persons and Minors in Employment

The regulations set out by Legal Notice 440 of 2003 (Young Persons Employment Regulations), seek to protect young workers in employment. Young Persons include children (minors) who have not yet attained the age of sixteen years and those between sixteen and under eighteen years, known as adolescents. Protection is higher where children are being employed.

More information can be found here.

Last updated in June 2014.​