Employment Law in Malta
Maltese employment law seeks to ensure a good working relationships amongst all employers and employees. Apart from the European Union regulatory framework, the employment sector in Malta is mainly also regulated by the Employment and Industrial Relations Act (EIRA), the Employment Commission Act and the Employment and Training Services Act. These guarantee a suitable and adequate working environment to employees, in which employment contracts work in favour of the employees rather than placing them in a weaker position. Employees are thus furnished with the proper safeguards as to their rights to leave, gender equality and minimum wage, amongst others. Employers and employees alike are to ensure compliance with these regulations. Non-adherence would give rise to serious detrimental implications, as one would not only risk facing legal liability but also reputational damages to the firm in question.

Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates provides clients with legal advice on a number of employment law issues, including:
  • Advice on the drafting of employment contracts or engagement letters;
  • Drafting of the appropriate policies to be enforced by employers including policies relating to data protection, human resources and health and safety;
  • Interpretation of contractual terms and conditions;
  • Advice relating to employment conditions including wages and salaries, promotions and benefits, working hours, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, redundancy;
  • Health and Safety requirements;
  • Advice as to the registration of employers and obtaining Employment Numbers (PE);
  • Advice in relation to employee registration and employee-data retention;
  • and Assisting non-EU nationals wishing to work in Malta to apply for work permits and VISA compliance for residency purposes related to their work in Malta.
Read more about employment law in Malta on the ICLG to  Employment & Labour Law 2022. 
Cedric Mifsud graduated as lawyer from the University of Malta in 2003 and was subsequently admitted to the bar in Malta. He later specialised in European Law particularly focus on Competition law. Upon qualifying he joined a leading firm in Malta as a litigation lawyer. In 2007 together with his brother, Malcolm, he co-founded Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates. Cedric set up the Corporate and Commercial Department of the firm making the firm one of the leading business law firms in Malta. Part of the Corporate and Commercial Department includes the Maritime Practice which has a considerable portfolio of Superyachts and Commercial Vessels.
Charlene obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2016 and is currently reading for Master of Advocacy at the University of Malta. She joined Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates as a legal trainee in 2015 and is mainly responsible for vetting contracts, shipping registration, legal research and drafting, and other general corporate duties.
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