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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Malta

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Malta

Employing in Malta requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Malta with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

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Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Malta

The onboarding process in Malta spans five business days, requiring completion of documents a day prior to the commencement date. Contracts need to be composed in English, written down, and duly signed by both involved parties detailing:

  • Name of parties Involved
  • Commencement date of employment
  • Length of the employment
  • Job description
  • Termination conditions

Probationary Period in Malta

The following details are relevant to probationary periods in Malta:

  • For fixed-term contracts lasting from 6 to 15 months is calculated as two months for every 6 months of contract duration.
  • For a fixed term contract lasting for more than 15 months, the probationary period will be 6 months.
  • For contracts exceeding 15 months, the probationary period is fixed at 6 months.
  • Employees in technical, executive, administrative, or managerial roles earning at least double the national minimum wage face a 12-month probationary period.

Working hours in Malta

The typical daily working schedule consists of 8 hours, totaling 40 hours over a standard workweek, spanning from Monday to Friday. There is an option to extend the maximum workweek to 48 hours if necessary.

Overtime in Malta

Overtime compensation is mandatory for hours worked beyond regular schedules. Without written consent, the maximum weekly work limit is 48 hours. Extra hours are compensated at 150% of the hourly rate for work on Monday to Saturday and 200% for work on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Malta

Malta has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January- 31 December

Fiscal Year in Malta

1 January- 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Malta use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Malta

The payroll cycle in Malta is usually monthly, with employees being paid on the 25th of the month..
4.81 p/h

Minimum Wage in Malta

The minimum wage for employees in Malta is typically 4.81 per hour, amounting to ~834.52 per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Malta

In Malta, the national minimum wage for full-time employees is €192.73 per week for individuals aged 18 and above, €185.95 per week for those aged 17, and €183.11 per week for employees under 17 years old.

Bonus Payments in Malta

Malta's legislation does not include any regulations concerning 13th-month salaries.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Malta

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Malta's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Malta.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 10.00% on top of the employee salary in Malta.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Malta, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 10%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

The personal income tax in the range of 0% to 35% is determined through progressive rates in Malta. Various factors, including household status and the number of children, may influence the overall tax rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Malta

Malta's pension system combines public and private components. The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offers basic retirement benefits funded by contributions. Private pension schemes, like occupational and personal plans, provide additional retirement income options through voluntary contributions managed by financial institutions.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Malta tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Malta

When it comes to terminating employment in Malta, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

In Malta, employers can validly terminate a fixed-term contract for the following reasons:

  • Misconduct
  • Redundancy
  • Retirement age reached

Notice Period

In Malta, the required notice period depends on the length of service and the grounds for termination, outlined as follows:

  • No notice period is required for employees with less than month service
  • 1 week for an employee with between 1 and 6 months of service
  • 2 weeks for an employee with between 6 months and 2 years of service
  • 4 weeks for an employee with between 2 and 4 years of service
  • 8 weeks for employees with between 4 and 7 years of service
  • 9 weeks for employees with between 7 and 8 years of service
  • 10 weeks for employees with between 8 and 9 years of service
  • 11 weeks for employees with between 9 and 10 years of service
  • 12 weeks for employees with more than 10 years of service

Severance Pay

Mandatory severance pay is not specified within Maltese labour law.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Malta

The annual leave entitlement in Malta is 24 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Malta

In Malta, there are 14 legally mandated national public holidays annually.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Malta

Maternity Leave in Malta

Paternity Leave in Malta

Sick Leave in Malta

Bereavement Leave

Marriage Leave

Injury Leave

Injury Leave

Parental Leave In Malta

Malta's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Malta

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Malta's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Malta

Make your benefits package in Malta a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Malta

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Malta within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Malta create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Malta

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Malta.

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