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Basic labour law information

Malta - Basic laws in NATLEX

01) General provisions
     Freedom of Information Act (Act XVI of 2008) (Cap. 496)

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Malta.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Act XXII of 2002) (Cap. 452).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act (Act XXV of 1995) (Cap. 386).
     Civil Code (Cap. 16).
     Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure Act (Cap. 12).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Crimes Against the Environment Act, 2012 (Act No. XI of 2012) (Cap. 522).
     Criminal Code of 1854 (Cap. 9).
     Restorative Justice Act, 2011 (Act No. XXI of 2011).

01.05) Human rights
     Ombudsman Act (Act XXI of 1995) (Cap. 385).
     Press Act, 1974 (No. XL of 1974) (Cap. 248).

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Malta Council for Economic and Social Development Act (No. 15 of 2001) (Cap. 431).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Crimes Against the Environment Act, 2012 (Act No. XI of 2012) (Cap. 522).
     Sustainable Development Act, 2012 (Act No. X of 2012).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Act XXII of 2002) (Cap. 452).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     White Slave Traffic (Suppression) Ordinance of 1930 (Cap. 63).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Act (No. XVIII of 1980) (Cap. 285).
     Commissioner for Children Act (Act VII of 2003) (Cap. 462).
     Protection of Young Persons at Work Places Regulations, 2000 (Legal Notice No. 91 of 2000) (S.L. 424.10).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Protection of Young Persons at Work Places Regulations, 2000 (Legal Notice No. 91 of 2000) (S.L. 424.10).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Equality for Men and Women Act (Act I of 2003) (Cap. 456).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Employment and Training Services Act, 1990 (Act XXVIII of 1990) (Cap. 343).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1969 (Cap. 210).
     Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act (Act I of 2000) (Cap. 413).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Employment and Training Services Act, 1990 (Act XXVIII of 1990) (Cap. 343).
     Employment and Training Services Act, 2018 (ACT No. XXXIX of 2018).
     Education Act (Act XXIV of 1988) (Cap. 327).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Societies Act (Act XXX of 2001) (Cap. 442).

12.02) Wages
     Set-Off and Netting on Insolvency Act, 2003 (Act No. IV of 2003).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     National Holidays and Other Public Holidays Act 1975 (Act No. XXX) (Cap. 252).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Occupational Health and Safety Authority Act (No. XXVII of 2000) (Cap. 424).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Security Act 1987 (Act X of 1987) (Cap. 318).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act (Cap. 58).
     Retirement Pensions Act, 2011 (Act No. XVI of 2011).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1974 (Act No. XVI) (Cap. 241).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act (No. 9 of 1970) (Cap. 217).
     Refugees Act (Act XX of 2000) (Cap. 420).
     Council for Maltese Living Abroad Act, 2011 (Act No. XX of 2011).

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping Act 1973 (Cap. 234).
     Malta Maritime Authority Act.

20) Dock workers
     Port Workers Ordinance, 1962 (No. XIV of 1962) (Cap. 171).

22.09) Community, social and personal services workers
     Social Work Profession Act (Act XVII of 2003) (Cap. 468).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Public Administration Act, 2009 (Act No. I of 2009) (Cap. 497).

22.15) Domestic workers
     Domestic Service Wages Council Wage Regulation Order (L.N. No. 7 of 1976) (S.L. 452.40).
  
 

  
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