27 July 2022
Location and Venue:
Radisson Blu, Lusaka


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Zambia Labour & Employment Law 2022


Getting to grips with the Labour Law in Zambia!

This masterclass on Zambia Labour & Employment Law is designed to provide Business Owners, Managing Directors, Regional Managers, HR managers and Legal Advisors with advanced knowledge on the Labour Legislation in Zambia. The workshop will provide learners with an opportunity to develop specialist labour law know-how, specifically focused on Zambia.  You will be able to gain first-hand knowledge and advice through our expert facilitator who has extensive experience in the legal environment in Zambia.

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing this masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the full scope of the Zambia Employment Act
  • Describe the most important guidelines in Labour Legislation in Zambia 

  • Understand the Industrial and Labour Relations Act of Zambia 

  • Fully understand the mechanisms and procedures for employment permits, minimum wages, conditions of employment and workers compensation 

  • Manage and solve a range of employee related issues which may arise, in accordance with the Zambia law and adhere to Employer obligations

  • Understand the Acts relating to Labour and Employment Law in Zambia 


This workshop is recommended for all companies conducting work in Zambia, either through a Zambian locally registered company, on a project basis or as consultants/contractors:

  • Business Owners
  • Managing Directors
  • Regional Managers
  • Human Resource Directors / Managers
  • Employee Relations Directors / Managers
  • Payroll Managers
  • Operations Directors / Managers

  • Legal and Compliance Directors / Managers 


Companies which have benefited from our workshops & courses:

Global Alliance Insurance Amec Foster Wheeler Woolworths
Nedbank Consolidated Power Projects Group Africa   Maersk 
Mediterranean Shipping Company SASOL Transnet
Standard Bank Edcon Illovo Sugar  

Reviews from our Previous Labour & Employment Courses:

“This was a well-organised, informative course. Being a small group the level of interaction was hugely beneficial. An enjoyable 2 days that was definitely worth attending.” Standard Bank

“Seminars like these contribute to the broader body of knowledge.  That ultimately grows expertise and further development.” Syrah Resources

“Well done, African Influence Exchange! The course was very beneficial, we learned a lot and consolidate the knowledge that we already had on the applicability of the labour law that applies.” KPMG 


1 Day Masterclass: USD 490

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Mabvuto Sakala, Managing Partner, B&M Legal Practitioners

Mabvuto specialises in employment-related litigation and alternate dispute resolution and has acted on some of the country’s most complex and high-profile commercial litigation and arbitration matters. He is currently acting for several Zambian financial institutions in class-action claims for wrongful termination, including the recalculation of terminal benefits and pension entitlements. Other examples of Mabvuto’s work include advising clients on alternative dispute resolution, such as tribunal-led and independent mediations and arbitrations, in the full range of individual and collective labour conflicts. His experience extends to banking, mining, energy and financial services, and he has recently been part of the legal team acting for a mining company in a USD 2 billion arbitration claim by a Zambian Government sovereign fund company seated in London under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration.

John Kawana, Senior Associate, B&M Legal Practitioners

John specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and has acted on some of the country’s most complex and high-profile matters, from competition and tax disputes to class-action cases involving wrongful discharge. His expertise extends to commercial claims, debt recoveries, and administrative and judicial proceedings, including responding to claims, conducting and managing pre-trial discovery and trial work, and negotiating settlements. He has acted for clients in the aviation, banking, energy, financial services, logistics and mining sectors in

matters before the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, the Zambia Revenue Authority Tax Appeals Tribunal, and the superior and subordinate courts of Zambia.

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B&M Legal Practitioners is a member of Bowmans, an association of African independent law firms. The firm exists to help clients overcome legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa. The team at B&M Legal Practitioners has been involved in precedent-setting domestic cases and pioneering cross-border transactions for nearly 20 years. The firm provides a comprehensive legal service extending from banking and finance law to corporate advisory work and dispute resolution and litigation.