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Malta PEO &
Employer of Record



PAYROLL TAX 10% or 49.97 EUR


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Horizons ensures day-to-day guidance to help your business navigate Malta labor laws and regulations. Horizons also ensures Malta payroll is processed on time, and that taxes are withheld as required.

As the Malta Employer of Record, Horizons is responsible for employee income tax withholding, payment of payroll taxes to state authorities, and submission of tax returns to the Malta Tax Office. 

Partnering with our Malta PEO is the quickest and most cost-effective way to enter the Malta market.

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Employment Laws

Malta employment contracts

Contracts of employment can be either spoken or written in Malta, but we always recommend writing up a formal contract for every employee. Each contract should include all relevant details of the employment agreement, such as the expected duties, salary/wage, termination terms, and so on. They should also be written in one of Malta’s official languages (English and Maltese), and use the local currency of the Euro.

Probationary period6 months (standard practice)
Termination notice period

1 – 4 weeks, depending on seniority

2-week notice is most common

SeveranceNot required
Probationary period6 months (standard practice)
Termination notice period

1 – 4 weeks, depending on seniority

2-week notice is most common

SeveranceNot required

Working hours in Malta

The standard working week in Malta is around 40 hours. Anything above the legal maximum of 48 hours must be paid at overtime rates.

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National holidays in Malta

Malta has a range of national public holidays that are celebrated annually. In 2024 these holidays are:

DateHoliday name
1 Jan, 2024New Year’s Day
10 Feb, 2024Feast of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck
19 Mar, 2024Feast of Saint Joseph
29 Mar, 2024Good Friday
31 Mar, 2024Freedom Day
1 May, 2024Labour Day/May Day
7 Jun, 2024Sette Giugno
29 Jun, 2024Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
15 Aug, 2024The Feast of Mary’s Assumption
8 Sep, 2024The Feast of Our Lady of Victories
21 Sep, 2024Independence Day
8 Dec, 2024Feast of the Immaculate Conception
13 Dec, 2024Republic Day
25 Dec, 2024Christmas Day

Vacation leave in Malta

Employees in Malta are entitled to 24 days of paid vacation leave, plus any national holidays in lieu which happen to fall on a Sunday in that year.

Sick leave in Malta

Employees in Malta are entitled to 20 days of paid sick leave, compensated at full pay. They may also be able to extend this by another 20 days in some circumstances.

Maternity and paternity leave in Malta

Female employees in Malta are entitled to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, with a minimum of six weeks made available after they give birth. The pay is a flat rate, with more available for single mothers.

Employee severance and terminations in Malta

Employees in Malta are generally entitled to notice periods prior to termination. The required minimum notice period varies based on the employee’s length of service, ranging from one week to eight weeks of notice.

Tax laws in Malta

Both employers and employees in Malta generally need to contribute equal amounts to the country’s social security schemes. The amount can vary, but is usually around 10% of salary.

The income tax rate in Malta ranges from 0% to 35%, depending on income level and whether a person is single or married. 

The corporate tax rate for most businesses in Malta is 35%.

Health insurance in Malta

Employees in Malta have access to the country’s socialized healthcare system, but some employers may still choose to offer private insurance in some cases.

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Compensation & Benefits

Compensation laws in Malta

The national minimum wage in Malta is €213.54 per week for full-time employees over the age of 18.

Minimum Wage Country Comparison Chart (Per month in USD)
Switzerland (Geneva) $4,000
Italy $2,255
Australia $1996
Algeria $156
Uzbekistan $22
Benefit management in Malta

It can be difficult to understand and set up employee benefits in Malta, and it can require a lot of time, effort, and investment on the part of employers. However, it is crucial that you adhere to compensation and benefits laws as you can be subject to large fines and legal issues if you fail to.

Outsourcing your benefit management process can save you time and money, and ensure you are fully compliant with the relevant laws. Horizons can simplify your Malta benefits management, with our Malta experts setting up and managing everything for you to help you focus on a successful expansion operation.

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A Malta PEO and a Malta EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Malta.

The main difference between a Malta PEO and a Malta EOR is in the scope of their services.

Malta PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging a Malta PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Malta.

Malta EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Malta EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Malta.

At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Malta. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.

A PEO in Malta can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Malta.

However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Malta may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.

Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.

In most cases, Horizons’ Malta PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Malta.

It is possible to get a work visa in Malta. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Malta are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.