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In-Work benefit for your employees with atypical working hours.





Over the past years, the labour market policies introduced by the Government have incentivised people to enter in employment while raising household incomes. These incentives include the free childcare, the tax refunds and the In-work Benefit scheme.
In the 2022 Budget presented by the Minister for Finance and Employment Clyde Caruana, another measure was announced to incentivise workers to work in specific sectors with atypical time schedules.
All the private sector employees who in the year 2022, worked shifts, on weekends or after 6pm and whose basic salary does not exceed €20,000 per year, will now benefit from an In-Work Benefit of €150 (payments to be made in December).
The sectors included in this scheme are the accommodation and food services, the administrative and support services, the manufacturing, the transport and storage, and the wholesale and retail trade. Around 40,000 employees will benefit from this scheme which will leave around €6 million in the Maltese economy.
In order to implement this budget measure, Jobsplus is conducting a data collection exercise with all relevant employers in order to identify employees that have been working with the same employer for at least six months at atypical hours in the aforementioned sectors.




Eligible employers have been sent an email/letter with their credentials to log into the Portal where they can mark the working patterns of their employees.


The Portal will remain open until the end of the scheme on the 15th of September and employers can make any changes needed.


Employees that were working atypical hours in 2021 and were employed by the same employer in 2022 for at least 6 months, will not be featured on the employer’s list. The feedback provided for 2021 will be taken for the year 2022.

Should you have any queries kindly contact us 153 or on [email protected]

26/06/2023 jobsplus
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