REGISTRATION OF EMPLOYMENT

When you are starting a new business you will need to inform Jobsplus of the change in your employment status. You also need to notify Jobsplus of any new employees engaged. Similarly, self-employed persons are also required by law to complete an engagement form. This is done by filling in the relevant Declaration of Commencement of Employment form. Jobsplus will acknowledge all engagement and termination forms received within 15 working days.
 
This service is also offered at Business First.
 
 
DECLARATION OF COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
For self-employed: This declaration should be filled in by any person who is starting self-employment for the first time or by anyone wanting to resume self-employment.
 
For employees: On employing new staff a self-employed person/employer must fill in the Declaration of Commencement of Employment for every new person employed. In every case of new employment, the engagement form duly filled in is to be received by the Jobsplus on the same day of commencement of employment.
  
Note: To make use of the online services offered by Jobsplus to submit employment forms, one has to be logged in on the Jobsplus portal first. The following video clip will guide you through the process.
 
 
What documents are required?
If you are being employed for the first time, then you will need:
 
·         Identification Card/Passport
  • EU and non-EU Nationals require a Social Security number from the Social Security Department.  One may use this online form to apply for a Social Security number. For Maltese nationals, the Social Security number is the ID card number.
  • Non-EU nationals require an Employment Licence issued directly by Jobsplus.  More information may be found in this link.
  • Persons born aboard but who possess a dual citizenship, need a certificate issued by the Department of Citizenship and Expatriates.
 
Non-Maltese Citizens
Certain non-Maltese citizen require an Employment Licence before being employed. A full list of applications for employment of non-Maltese nationals may be viewed here.
 
Employment of persons under 16 years
Persons who have not attained the age 16 or who turn 16 during the scholastic year (15th September to 16th July) are by law considered Minors of Compulsory School Age. These should provide the employer with a school leaving certificate obtainable directly from the Department of Educational Services. Applicants must present the following documents to obtain this certificate:
   
·         A formal birth certificate from the Public Registry
·         A declaration from the applicant’s employer to be
·         A certificate from the school last attended; and
·         A letter from the parents stating that they agree that their son/daughter is to start work.
 
For further details related to the employment of minors visit the Information for Employers section on the Jobsplus website and the Young Persons and Minors in Employment on the DIER website. All conditions apply also to cases related to summer jobs. 
 
 
ONLINE APPLICATION
 
 
Note: To make use of the online services offered by Jobsplus to submit employment forms, one has to be logged in on the Jobsplus portal first.
 
 
 LEGISLATION
 
 
CONTACT DETAILS
 
Business First
Business First contact details:
Business First
Tel:                  144 or +356 25422020
email:             info@businessfirst.com.mt
 
or visit Business First Office at:
Ċentru Joseph Grech
2nd Floor, Cobalt House
Notabile Road
Mrieħel, B'Kara, BKR3000
 
Jobsplus
Jobsplus Resources (forms) Note: In order to access the online applications, one is required to login on the Jobsplus portal first.
Jobsplus Website
 
Social Security Department
Social Security Contact Details
Social Security Website
 
Department for Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER)
DIER Website
 
Updated August 2020