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Notice periods in Malta

Notice periods in Malta are calculated as follows:

Time of employment

Notice period

1 - 6 months

1 week

6 - 24 months

2 weeks

2 - 4 years

4 weeks

4 - 7 years

8 weeks

Over 7 years

an additional 1 week for each year, up to a maximum of 12 weeks


When giving the notice the employee may either continue in employment until the end of the notice period or choose to pay half of the wages covering the un-worked notice period.