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.