Employment Law Seminar: An Insight into Trending Topics

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08.30hrs: Registration and Welcome Coffee
09.00hrs: Introduction
Karen Muscat Baldacchino, CEO – FHRD
09.10hrs: Employment Internal Investigations – A Guide to Employers
Speaker: Dr. Lara Pace, Associate – Ganado Advocates
09.45hrs: Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations- What do the New Regulations Aim to Achieve?
Speaker: Dr. Roselyn Borg, Founder – Ten Yards Legal
10.20hrs: Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions – An overview.
Speaker: Dr Christine Calleja, Partner – Mamo TCV Advocates
10.55hrs: Coffee Break
11.20hrs: Restructuring and Labour Relations – a brief overview of the laws relating to the employee representative, collective redundancies, and the rules on the transfer of business.
Speaker: Dr Edward Mizzi, Senior Associate Lawyer – Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
11.55hrs: Digital Platform Workers – A Legal Update.
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Brincat, Partner – Ganado Advocates
12.30hrs: The General Data Protection Regulation – What has Happened and What is Coming Up?
Speaker: Dr Paul Gonzi, Partner – Fenech & Fenech Advocates
13.05hrs: Concluding Remarks
Matthew Naudi, President – FHRD
13.15hrs: Networking Lunch

Rates:

FHRD Members @ € 55.00 + VAT
Non-Members @ € 90.00 + VAT

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The Speakers

Dr Lara Pace is an Associate within Ganado Advocates’ employment team, regularly assisting clients on legal and regulatory matters relating to drafting of employment contracts and other legal documentation as well as on issues relating to termination of employment, dismissals, redundancies, discrimination, industrial disputes and litigation connected to such matters. Lara also advises clients on general corporate and company law matters as well as environmental law issues.

Dr Roselyn Borg is a dual qualified lawyer specialising in employment law. She has over 20 years’ experience working locally and overseas.

After graduating from the University of Malta, she began her career with the Malta Employers Association. She subsequently moved to the UK and pursued an LLM at De Montfort University in Leicester, ‘Employment Law in Context’. After working with reputable UK law firms, she went on to establish her own boutique law firm in Kent in 2009, specialising exclusively in providing employment law advice to employer and employee clients.

In 2012, Roselyn moved back to Malta and continued her practice locally. Mirroring her experience in the UK, she once again set up another boutique law firm in Malta, specialising in the provision of expert advice, tailor-made to each client’s specific legal and business requirements. Roselyn has represented corporate clients across various industries, including gaming, financial services, and aviation. She also represents employee clients, and has also represented and assisted several C-level employees. She also has vast experience representing parties before the Industrial Tribunal. Roselyn has recently been appointed as Chairperson of the Employment Relations Board.

Roselyn is also passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, and has amassed years of experience creating and organising training sessions and courses for clients on specific employment law subjects.

Dr Christine Calleja is a Partner at Mamo TCV Advocates and heads the firm’s Employment and Industrial Relations department.

Christine graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2011, after which she obtained a Masters in European and Comparative Law, also from the University of Malta, in 2012. Both her theses focused on employment law; the doctoral thesis was titled ‘Furthering the Case for Constructive Dismissal in Malta’ and her Masters’ thesis focused on the scope of application of the Acquired Rights Directive.

She joined the firm as a trainee in 2009, became an associate when she was called to the Bar in 2011 and was promoted to the post of Senior Associate in 2017.

Christine’s main areas of practice are employment law and insurance litigation.

Insofar as employment law is concerned, she regularly assists clients in all matters relating to human resources. She also represents clients, both employers and employees, in front of the Industrial Tribunal and courts in relation to these matters and has assisted clients in trade disputes and in the negotiation of collective agreements. She also delivers seminars and lectures for practitioners in the field on a regular basis and is also one of the founding members of the Maltese Employment Lawyers Association.

Her other special area of focus is insurance law, in particular insurance claims litigation, where she regularly assists and represents a number insurance companies in proceedings brought by or against them.

Dr Edward Mizzi’s main area of focus is Employment and Industrial Relations but practices other areas of law such as Health and Safety, Corporate, Property, and Dispute Resolution. As a Senior Associate, Edward advises and assists clients on all matters related to his areas of practice, including mergers and acquisitions, transfers of business, and collective redundancies, and represents them before the Industrial Tribunal and Courts in litigious matters. Edward has been practicing law with Camilleri Preziosi Advocates since graduating from the University of Malta in 2013.

Dr Matthew Brincat is a Partner at Ganado Advocates, whose practice mainly revolves around employment and pensions, areas of law he believes connect both the human and the corporate aspects of legislation. Matthew is a co-founder and the General Secretary of the Malta Association of Retirement Scheme Practitioners (MARSP), which brings together all the licensed pension administrators in Malta. He has also been heavily involved in the formation of Ganado Advocates’ employment and pensions law department and has gained valuable experience of Industrial Tribunal and OAFS proceedings.

Matthew is a member of the Lex Mundi European employment practices group and delivers lectures at the Malta Employers Association on employment legislation. Matthew is also the co-author of the Malta volume of the Kluwer Encyclopaedia on labour law and the author of a number of articles in local and foreign magazines and journals in relation to both employment and pensions legislation.

Dr Paul Gonzi is a Partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates heading the firm’s Employment Law and the Data Protection Law departments. He leads a team of litigators, assisting on complex matters of Maltese and EU law, including on transfer of business, collective redundancies and industrial disputes. Paul is a co-founder and vice president of the Malta Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), a member of the AEL Employment Specialist Interest Group and contributes to various prestigious publications and lectures at various institutions.

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