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Positive support measures to end underemployment of persons with disabilities are key to unlock job potential. In the Budget Speech for 2015, Government committed to enforce the 2% quota, which denotes that for employers hiring more than 20 employees, at least 2% of the workforce must be persons with a disability.

Employers who fail to adhere to this legislation are requested to make an annual contribution for every disabled person they should be employing. This contribution is capped at €10,000 per employer. In order to provide a reasonable time of adjustment, the full contributory amount will come into force in 2017, such that in 2015 and 2016, “only” one-third and two-thirds (respectively) of the full amount are liable, as can be viewed from the table below: 

2015

800 per person (capped at 10,000)

2016

1600 per person (capped at 10,000)

2017

2400 per person (capped at 10,000)

 Employers who are presently undergoing a recruitment process to employ persons with disability or identifying alternative ways to support the objectives of the law are exempted from contributions until 30th November 2016. If employers are not deemed to have satisfied the quota for the respective calendar year they will become immediately liable to pay the contributions for both calendar years (2015 and 2016)

An employer who employs a disabled person will be exempt from paying the employer’s share of social security contributions for such employee and may also be eligible to claim a fiscal incentive equivalent to 25% of the disabled person’s basic wage up to a maximum of €4,500 for each disabled person. Employers benefiting from the Access to Employment Scheme (A2E) will not be eligible to benefit from the referred fiscal incentive.

On 28th April 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging the financial and tax incentives granted at employers to favour employment of registered disabled persons, has been signed between the Employment and Training Corporation (Jobsplus), Malta Employers Association and Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.

Further information on the MoU can be found here.

Forms

Contact Details

Telephone of person responsible: 22201405

Email address of person responsible: paul.p.borg@gov.mt

Generic telephone number: 22201403

Generic email address: iesd.jobsplus@gov.mt