Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Malta as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Malta: Shutters go down on transfer of undertaking

When the organisation ‘Air Malta’ ceased operations at the end of March 2024, its routes were taken over by a new wholly state-owned entity ‘KM Malta Airlines’ …

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Malta: Permits for highly qualified third country national (TCNs)

There are now three types of entry visa and work permit that may be utilized – the Specialist Employee Initiative (SEI) Single Work Permit, the Key Employee Initiative (KEI) Single Work Permit and the EU Blue Card …

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Malta: Streamlined permit option – SEI

Local employers seeking to employ foreign workers may wish to take advantage of an alternative fast-track (15-day) specialist employee initiative (SEI) for highly skilled third-country nationals …

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Malta: New tax rules for Digital Nomads

The revised rules clarify that digital nomads will not be charged income tax on earnings from authorized remote work (i …

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Malta: Division of job skills and duties (2022)

According to 2022 Labour force survey results (just published), almost half of the employed population of Malta spent the majority of their working time using digital technologies and one in every four workers spent at least half of their working time undertaking physical work …

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Malta: Staged rise in minimum wage

The national minimum wage is set to increase every year for the next four years – Starting from January 2024, the current national minimum wage of €192 …

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Malta: Low Wage Commission to recommend new minimum wage

The newly established Low Wage Commission – which consists of representatives from unions, employers, and the government – will submit recommendations to the government regarding a revision of the minimum wage by the end of 2023 …

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Malta: Adjustment to maximum tax rebate amounts for pension income

According to Legal Notice No …

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Malta: Government to launch study on Wage Regulation Orders

Inconsistencies in collective agreements to be addressed after period in which many employers have ignored wage orders …

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Malta: 2023 Minimum wages adjustment

The minimum gross weekly wage for employees 18 years and older will be increased to €192 …

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Malta: Limitations to restrictive covenants

A recent case before the Court of Appeal has thrown some light on non-compete clauses …

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Malta: Minimum wage (2022)

Minimum wage for 2022 has been revised …

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Malta: Accidents at work (2021)

The number of non-fatal accidents remained virtually unchanged last year compared to 2020 …

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Malta: PN promises 15 days off for new fathers, bereavement leave for miscarriage

Next year’s general election could give rise to considerably extended family-friendly laws …

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Malta: Bill to amend Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

A draft amendment to the Persons with Disability (Employment) Act is currently being debated by the House of Representatives …

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