Employer of Record in Malta & PEO

Expanding to Malta? EOR Services Help You Hire Globally, Pay Locally, Expand Effortlessly

Expanding your business abroad doesn’t need to be complicated and time-consuming. With the help of an expert EOR in Malta, you can set up, hire, and expand to over 100 countries while cutting through the red tape and costs of expanding internationally.  

An EOR in Malta is the ideal way to access global talent safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. INS Global is a PEO and Employer of Record services provider in Malta that takes the burden of HR and legal compliance off your shoulders. This enables you to focus on growing your business by reducing the time needed to launch in a new market.  

An Employer of Record in Malta acts as the legal employer for your workers and is responsible for all the complex, local legal responsibilities this entails. This is particularly useful for companies that are looking to expand globally in a streamlined, cost-effective way. INS Global’s EOR in Malta enables you to expand into a new market in less than 48 hours, making it far more efficient than setting up a new company there.

Employer of Record in Malta & PEO - Summary

Advantages of Using a Professional Employer Organization

Assured Legal Conformity

Working with a PEO in Malta ensures that you can navigate even the most complex labor regulations easily. You can leverage decades of collective industry knowledge to recruit, hire, and manage employees in a simple, and compliant manner.  

Save Money and Time

PEOs enable you to outsource your HR and avoid costly mistakes in the process of expanding to Malta. EOR expertise helps you stay compliant while cutting through red tape and preventing fines and other costly errors. 

Outsource Unnecessary Tasks

When you work with outsourcing services, you can focus on growing your company while all the HR-related tasks are performed by local professionals. This includes payroll management, recruitment, headhunting, and contractor management in one simple, elegant solution.  

Quicker Market Entry

If you expand by establishing a corporation there, the entire process can take anywhere from 4 to 12 months in Malta. PEO support, on the other hand, can streamline the process and enable you to launch in less than a week.  

One Platform for Everything

INS Global handles every aspect of HR through an easy-to-use, cloud-based platform that you can access anywhere in the world. This simplifies the entire process and enables you to focus on business growth. 

Why Choose an EOR in Malta Over Company Incorporation?

Expanding by incorporating a new company in your target market is a complex, time-consuming, and expensive strategy that requires a legal and physical presence in that market. On the other hand, working with EOR services allows you to simplify the process and expand in a fraction of the time. 

A Maltese EORs allows you to: 

  • Save time 
  • Save money 
  • Ensure compliance 
  • Leverage local expertise 
testimonial from Manuel Ramos


Manuel Ramos


Managing Director

We think INS Global is a good solution about starting in a market like China. Understanding the market doesn’t mean you need to set up a company immediately. 


How Does an EOR In Malta Work?

INS Global can help you recruit, hire, and manage employees in four simple steps.  

  1. We work with you to formulate a strategy that best serves your expansion plan.  
  2. Our organization provides a legal entity that allows you to hire staff in Malta.  
  3. We handle all HR-related tasks, such as recruiting, hiring, payroll, and tax compliance.  
  4. Your employees continue to work towards your goals while we handle the HR requirements.  

What’s The Difference Between PEO And Employer of Record Services?

A PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is similar to an EOR (Employer of Record) and is the most effective way for companies to outsource their HR responsibilities. This service makes it effortless to expand into a new country without having to create a new company or subsidiary.  

When you plan to expand into a new market, you can opt to work with a PEO (Professional Employment Organization) or an EOR (Employer of Record). Here’s a quick rundown of the differences between these two options.  

  • A PEO allows you to outsource your HR services to manage employees in another country.  
  • These HR services include recruiting, hiring, payroll management, tax deductions, legal regulation compliance, and more. 
  • An EOR is a company that acts as a PEO but can also hire employees directly in order to take care of employer responsibilities on your behalf. 
  • In a PEO agreement, the contract is between your company and the PEO to provide services for your employees.  
  • In an EOR agreement, the work contract is directed by your company but made between the EOR and the individual employee.  

Labor Law in Malta - 2024

Employment Contracts in Malta

  • Employment in Malta should come with a written agreement that’s signed by both the employee and the legal employer.  
  • The employment contract can include a probation period of up to 3 months, during which time the employer can end the agreement without any severance.  
  • The employment contract should include the type of agreement, working hours, and outline the employee’s responsibilities.  
  • The contract should also include details on employee remuneration, leave allowances, and an official notice period if the employee wishes to end their contract.  
  • In Malta, contract termination requires 1-12 weeks’ notice period, depending on employee seniority.  
  • An employer may terminate an employee if they do not abide by the rules and regulations stipulated in the employment contract.  
  • Severance pay is required if an employer wishes to end a fixed-term contract before the expiry date and typically requires payment of the equivalent of half the expected wages for the remainder of the contract period.  

Working Hours in Malta

  • Maltese labor law states that the working week runs from Monday to Friday.  
  • Full-time employees are expected to work 8 hours a day during the week.  
  • Overtime is acceptable but usually comes with a higher hourly rate of 150% standard salary. Shift workers are given added protection to ensure that they have adequate rest periods.  
  • The maximum working time per week, including overtime, is set at 48 hours.  

Holidays in Malta

  • Malta has a list of 14 annual public holidays, where all employees are entitled to paid time off.  
  • Working on these national holidays entitles employees to higher pay of up to 300% standard salary. 
  • The minimum annual leave allowance for full-time employees is 24 working days per year.  

Sick Leave in Malta

  • Maltese labor law stipulates that all employees are entitled to 2 weeks of sick leave if they are unable to work due to illness.  
  • In most cases, workers will need to provide a medical certificate as proof of illness.  
  • Employees are required to notify their employer that they are ill and should do so before the start of the working day.  
  • Employees are entitled to receive full pay during sick leave as stipulated in their employment contract. The employer pays for the first 3 days, with social security taking care of payment beyond this. 

Maternity / Paternity Leave in Malta

  • Female employees are entitled to 14 weeks of maternity leave. 
  • The start of maternity leave can be no earlier than 11 weeks before the expected date of childbirth. 
  • During maternity leave, female employees are entitled to a maternity leave allowance that’s provided by the state.  
  • Male employees expecting a child are also entitled to 10 days of paternity leave.  
  • The start of paternity leave should be within the first 16 weeks after childbirth. 

Tax Laws in Malta

  • Employers are required to manage payroll taxes on behalf of their employees.  
  • Employers must deduct payroll taxes and other social contributions before paying staff, and both employees and employers each pay the equivalent of 10% of the employee’s earnings into their social security fund 
  • Income tax is calculated progressively based on earnings and ranges between 0% to 35% for amounts above EUR 60,000.  
  • The corporate tax rate in Malta is 35%. 

Employer of Record in Malta & PEO


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No, you’re going to have to set up a local company or make use of PEO or EOR services in Malta to employ staff legally and safely 

Foreign companies can be set up in Malta to employ people abroad, but you can also make use of local EOR or PEO services to hire local staff in a more cost-effective way.

The liabilities of the Employer of Record can vary from one country to another. However, in Malta these responsibilities cover all staff management tasks, including payroll management, tax compliance, social security management, and hiring procedures. 

Expanding abroad with a PEO as little as a few days. However, if you plan to create a new company abroad, the process can take anywhere from 4 to 12 months

A PEO takes care of all the HR functions for your company. This includes recruiting, hiring, payroll, tax compliance, and more. PEO services are offered for a single monthly fee that’s based on the salary of your employed workers. 

EORs in Malta offer you a safe way to expand abroad in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise. This option is completely legal and helps save you both time and money, allowing you to focus on growing your business abroad. 

Salaries and payroll in Malta are typically processed monthly. However, some companies may prefer to pay twice per month or weekly. Employers are responsible for deducting payroll taxes and other social contributions on behalf of their employees.  

Recruiting and hiring staff costs more than just paying a salary. Employers need to factor in indirect costs like bonuses or allowances, as well as mandated responsibilities for social security contributions of 10% of an employee’s salary. However, working with a PEO can help streamline the process and reduce costs along the way. 

Yes. While different locations can have varying regulations, a local PEO has the knowledge and expertise to employ staff all over Malta.  

All changes must be agreed upon by both the employer and the employee in Malta. A local PEO can handle all the paperwork, making the entire process quick and easy. 

Employers in Malta are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe working environment, managing payroll, deducting and paying social contributions, and ensuring that the employment contract meets national standards and regulations. 

Yes. Employers in Malta are responsible for deducting payroll taxes and contributions every month. 

While some PEOs may have minimums and maximums, INS Global’s PEO will let you employ as few or as many as you need for your expansion strategy.  

You can fire an employee during the probation period without any cost, but costs may apply if the employee hasn’t done anything wrong and has been with the company for a longer period of time. 

You can employ staff in Malta for in-person and remote roles. This can help empower your expansion without the costs of maintaining an office.  

INS Global offers both EOR and PEO services. This makes us the best partner to help recruit, hire, and manage staff abroad.  

Malta has 14 public holidays where employees can expect a day off with full pay. Employees working on these days are entitled to higher pay at 300% standard salary.

Employers in Malta have to deal with complex labor regulations to expand into the country or face severe penalties, fines, or even criminal charges. However, working with a local PEO makes the entire process simple, easy, and fast.  

Yes. A local PEO can help you recruit and manage both Maltese and foreign employees through a single, cloud-based platform.