8 August 2019
Location and Venue:
The Radisson Blu, Lusaka


Back again - due to popular demand 

Zambia Labour & Employment Law (Lusaka) 2019


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:

Nestle Zambia Amec Foster Wheeler Spectra Oil
Bank of China Airtel Zambia Maersk 
Stanbic Zambia SASOL Transnet
GIZ Zambia Revenue Authority Copperbelt Energy  

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 450

Register 3 or more delegates: USD 400 per person

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Mabvuto Sakala, Managing Partner, Corpus Legal Practitioners

Mabvuto Sakala is Managing Partner at Corpus Legal Practitioners and a member of the Employment and Benefits practice group with 16 years’ experience. Mabvuto advises clients and handles litigation, including class actions, on matters involving wrongful discharge, redundancies and on a variety of issues under the Zambian employment law. Formerly, he defended Barclays Bank Zambia Plc in a USD 15 million employee pension claim and is currently defending the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc in a USD 20 million employee pension claim. He also advises clients on alternative dispute resolution such as tribunal-led and independent mediations to limit reputational and financial damage in the full range of individual and collective labour conflicts. His expertise and experience extend to banking, mining, energy and financial services, acting on litigation and arbitration matters.

In addition to his practice, Mabvuto lectures employment law and corporate law at the University of Zambia and has authored several articles on various legal subjects, including labour and employment matters. Mabvuto holds an LLB from the University of Zambia, LLM from the of Nottingham in UK and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Law from Lund University in Sweden. He is an advocate of the Superior Courts of Zambia, a full member of the London based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Chambers ranked attorney.

Jacqueline Jhala, Partner, Corpus Legal Practitioners

Jacqueline Jhala is a partner at Corpus Legal Practitioners and head of the Corporate Advisory Department, with 13 years’ experience. Jacqueline advises on all aspects of employment law matters, including contracts of employment and employment policies, dismissals and redundancies.

She serves as advisor to clients, helping them enter the Zambian market, manage workforces, employment relationships and ensure regulatory compliance. She also has experience advising in relation to restructuring and insolvency, tax, agribusiness and trusts and charities. Jacqueline is also a regular contributor to the World Bank’s flagship programme, Doing Business and champions thought leadership for the firm’s client updates in tax law as well as corporate and commercial law. Her recent article covers the new Companies Act No 10 of 2017.

She holds an LLB from the University of Zambia and is an advocate of the Superior Courts of Zambia. Jacqueline has also been recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ with respect to Restructuring and Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions by the IFLR1000.


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Corpus Legal Practitioners is a commercial law firm in Zambia dedicated to helping international and local clients navigate the local market across practice areas such as energy, tax, banking and finance, employment and benefit, litigation, competition, and agribusiness. Our Employment and Benefits team helps employers stay up-to-date with the latest employment trends in view of the evolving employment regulations and increased corporate compliance. Our team also acts for employers in employment related litigations, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and judicial reviews.