Job Description

Job Description


Job Description


Job descriptions: Are they important and what information should they include?


In general, no law in Malta requires an employer to provide an employee with a job description.


It is, however, best practice for the employer to provide employees and/or candidates with a written job description, as it is a mode of communication that allows for a more efficient and effective working relationship.


Job descriptions give employees a clear understanding of what is expected of them, as well as the criteria used to evaluate their performance. It is critical to note that the work an employee is asked to perform must be related to his or her job title as agreed in the contract of employment, accomplished through the job description.


A well-written job description can assist employees in identifying organisational structure, procedures, methods and techniques that can be used to achieve both organisational and personal goals.


When applying for a job make sure that the job description answers your initial questions about the job, such as:


  1. What is the position’s title?
  2. Is there a pay scale or salary range?
  3. Does the employer have a goal for the position/company?
  4. What is the organisational or reporting structure like?
  5. Is it necessary to have specific skills or experience? And what exactly are these?
  6. Does it include information about the work location and hours, as well as any overtime/travelling that may be required?


Setting clear expectations for employees, in our experience, reduces disputes about job content and performance evaluation later on.

Our Services

At Empleo, we can help employees to obtain a better understanding of the scope and extent of the employment legislative and regulatory framework that may be applicable to them. We also provide legal advice as well as assistance in the review of employment contracts.


Some of our services in this area include the following:


  • Preparation / review of employment contracts 
  • Employment contract negotiation 
  • Advice on employment status 
  • Advice on employee rights and obligations 
  • Review of workplace handbooks and policies and advice on implications on employees 
  • Advice on amendments to related employment conditions 
  • Review of addenda or amendments to employment contracts 
  • Liaising with the DIER, Jobsplus and other competent authorities


You may get in touch with us here to request an initial free legal consultation in relation to any of the matters outlined above.


Dr. Mariella Baldacchino - Founder

Mariella graduated from the University of Malta with a doctorate in law in 2005. She completed a master’s degree in ‘European Private Law’ from the La Sapienza, University of Rome, and was admitted to the bar in Malta in 2006.

Mariella is a people person – and it is this attribute which has really characterised and shaped her career.

Over the years, she headed the legal departments of several corporate services firms. Due to her skillset, she was also entrusted with managing and overseeing operations and human resources, where she gained technical and practical experience in various corporate, commercial and employment matters.

Her practical hands-on experience and insight perfectly complement Mariella’s technical knowledge of employment law, thus placing her in an ideal position to understand and advise employers and employees alike on various matters that may arise at the workplace.
Mariella is passionate about employment law matters and provides her clients with the highest-quality legal service to achieve the best possible outcome and resolve any employment law related issues and concerns.

Dr. Bradley Gatt - Of Counsel

Bradley graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2005 and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2006. He advises clients on various corporate, commercial, employment and regulatory matters, with particular focus on company and financial services law.

He has assisted clients in various corporate and commercial matters by providing company law advice and assisting in the implementation of corporate finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and similar transactions.

Bradley has also advised and assisted investment funds, fund managers and other investment services providers, banks and financial institutions, on various legal and regulatory matters relating to the setting up, authorisation and ongoing conduct of their activities in Malta.

His practice also covers general employment law matters. Bradley’s experience in company and financial services law enables him to focus on various corporate and regulatory aspects of employment relationships. In particular, he advises organisations on the implementation of employee share option and participation schemes, the implications of business transfers on employment relationships, as well as relations with senior employees.

Dr. Karl Sammut - Of Counsel

Karl graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2005 and was admitted to the Bar in Malta in 2006.

Karl has gained considerable expertise in technology law and regularly assists clients in relation to intellectual property issues, commercial contracts and ways to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and privacy laws. Whilst such matters used to be only given incidental importance when dealing with employment matters, they are now widely acknowledged to be vital in all employment relationships. 

He is also regularly engaged by C-level executives to assist in negotiating employment contracts and settlement agreements.   

Karl advises across a multitude of industries including technology; marketing; adtech; financial services; gaming; esports; consumer products; and media and telecommunications.