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Employment Law for the Hospitality Sector

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Duration: 04:00 hours


Employer’s and Employee’s Rights and Obligations with particular focus on the relative rights and obligations during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Topics Covered

  • Employer and Employee rights and obligations

  • Conditions of employment

  • Leave: Annual Leave, Sick leave, Special leave

  • Itemised payslip

Dismissal, Terminations, Redundancies

  • Definite vs Indefinite contracts – Termination and Dismissal Implications

  • Dismissal- Good and Sufficient Cause

  • Dismissal- Unfair Dismissal

  • Redundancies

Covid-19 related measures

  • COVID wage supplements

  • Quarantine Leave

  • Social Measures

  • Employment of third country nationals

  • Liquidity Measures

  • Other measures- R&D Fund, Measures to ease lockdown

Participants will:

  • Obtain a basic understanding of the rights and obligations pertaining to the Employer and Employee in terms of Maltese Employment Law. Focus on the tourism sector shall be provided.

  • Obtain a basic understanding of the rights and obligations pertaining to the Employer and Employee within the Covid-19 pandemic perspective. Focus on the tourism sector shall be provided.

Target Audience

Employers, including but not limited to employers within the tourism industry HR and management, including but not limited to HR and management within the tourism industry.

  • Session 1
    • Employment Law for the Hospitality Sector - Part 1
      02:00 hour(s)
  • Session 2
    • Employment Law for the Hospitality Sector - Part 2
      02:00 hour(s)
Dr Beverly Tonna
Dr Beverly Tonna

Beverly began her legal career when she joined a local law firm specialising in commercial matters as a legal trainee. She then moved to Malta’s fifth-leading audit and advisory firm wherein she formed part of the in-house legal department. Since 2017, Beverly has also assumed the role of a legal advisor to a local blockchain and virtual financial assets consulting company and serves as Designated Person for the entity which is licensed as a Virtual Financial Asset Agent by the Malta Financial Services Authority. As part of this role, Beverly often advises clients on blockchain-based and cryptocurrency-related projects such as token generation events, security token offerings, crypto-funds and cryptocurrency exchanges.

As part of her central role within the lawfirm she currently forms part of the financial services team. Beverly advises clients on corporate law, financial services and capital markets legislation. Mainly, Beverly advises clients on regulatory matters, provides assistance throughout all relevant licensing and regulatory approval processes and provides advice on all legal and regulatory compliance related matters.

Beverly’s main areas of practice advising clients on corporate, financial services, fintech and capital markets related matters. Other areas of practice include employment and contract law.


  • Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, Saiid Business School (2019)

  • Award in Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act, Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (2018)

  • Professional Certificate in Taxation, Malta Institute of Taxation (2018)

  • Masters in Advocacy, University of Malta (2017)

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Malta (2016).  

Dr Lara Chetcuti
Dr Lara Chetcuti

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and awarded the Diploma of Notary Public, Lara obtained a Doctor of Laws in December 2015 following the submission of a thesis entitled, “The Prenuptial Agreement- A local and Comparative Study”. Lara was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2016 and awarded a Professional Award in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2018.

After finishing her studies, Lara joined the Civil and Litigation Department in a law firm in Malta in 2015. Her field of practice ranged from family law, property law, succession law, employment law and public procurement. Her role involved the drawing up of various legal instruments, court acts and legal opinions, negotiations and settlement as well as court litigation. Lara has also advised and assisted a number of public bodies in Malta where she was involved in the drawing up of various request for proposals, concession agreements and tender documents. Lara also developed an expertise in Immigration Law where she assisted numerous clients with the identification of optimal residence and or citizenship solutions. Lara has also advised numerous high net worth individuals with matters in relation to personal tax and wealth management.  


  • Member of the Chamber of Advocates Malta; 

  • Awarded a Certificate in Taxation by the Malta Institute of Taxation in 2018

  • Admitted to the Maltese bar in 2016;

  • Conferred a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015;

  • Completed the Diploma of Notary Public from the University of Malta in 2013; and

  • Completed the Bachelor of Laws with European studies from the University of Malta in 2012.