Employees in the Maltese islands enjoy an array of rights, covered by both local and international law. From the right to be offered fair job conditions, to being protected from various forms of discrimination, the law tries to cater for every single possibility.
According to the European Commission, every worker in the EU is entitled to a basic set of rights. Every EU member state must make sure that these rights are satisfied by employers to, at least, the very minimum. In Malta for instance, this is made possible through the Employment and Industrial Relations Act.
Apart from what the law lays down, there is a lot of information out there for business owners to digest about their workers’ rights. But keeping up with all applicable directives and legal documents can be very daunting, especially when you feel the need to look at both Maltese and EU legislation.
Knowing exactly what your workers are entitled to is not just about avoiding legal claims and protecting your company’s reputation. Most importantly, it will help you maintain your most valuable team members and keep your workforce united.
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