Topic: Employment

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Does Maltese employment law accommodate businesses like Uber?

In a recent landmark ruling, a tribunal in London has ruled that self-employed contractors engaged by Uber are in effect to be treated as “workers”. This decision, which is subject to an appeal by Uber, carries with it implications that should be considered by all tech companies that connect independent...

Are employers restricted when applying penalties on employees for termination?

When seeking employment, employees are normally presented with a contract that includes terms and conditions governing the termination of their employment relationship. In Malta, employment law is regulated by the Employment and Industrial Relations Act (the “Act”), which distinguishes between indefinite and definite contracts.  While definite contracts establish a specific...

Employee Share Options in Malta

Employee share options are often used to align the interests of employees with those of the company by tying part of the remuneration package with performance, as reflected in the share price.  In the world of finance, an option is referred to as a derivative contract, the value of which...

Terminating a pregnant employee during her probation period

The plaintiff had filed an application claiming that her former employer, Union Print Company Limited, terminated her contract of employment immediately after informing them that she was pregnant. The company dismissed her allegations and claimed that her termination was strictly connected with her work performance. The company essentially argued that...

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