HR and Consultancy Services for Businesses
Twenty-one Law offers business services in various areas. Businesses are today very dynamic and do their utmost to grow and prosper. But there are pockets which lie outside their direct core competence. Such pockets are not usually everyday occurrences so outsourcing them may make more sound business sense than trying to handle them internally.
Twenty-one Law works with close associates to cover these areas, thus partnering its clients to successfully fulfil their business role.
Twenty-one Law offers services in the following areas:
- Company Formation Company Law and Regulation Domestic and International contracts
- Strategic HR Direction
- EU General Data Protection Regulation
- Company Board Membership and Minute Taking in Board Meetings
- Organisation of Formal Company functions
- Administrative Support Services and Project Management
Company Formation, Company Law and Regulation, Domestic and International contracts
Twenty-one Law also carries out legal work in connection with company formation, company law and regulation. The Managing Partner, Dr Borg, works with close associates on these matters and provides a timely and cost-effective service.
Twenty-one Law also handles domestic and international contracts and can act for companies both in Malta and in the UK.
Strategic HR Direction
Twenty-one Law has been involved with HR matters for a long time. Thus, it has accumulated a wealth of experience in forging a vision of how companies grow. Quite often, employers are not sure of whether to work with in-house talent or to sub-contract specific areas. Or they may not be sure if it would be more cost- effective to treat certain tasks as projects to be handled by special in-house teams or whether such tasks should be outsourced.
Twenty-one Law can help the company define the pros and cons of such situations. It can also provide advice, keeping the legal background in sight. With the Transfer of Undertaking Regulations in existence, companies must consider all aspects of the situation.
Twenty-one Law can also provide hands-on direction of the HR department. Sometimes, especially in the case of small and medium-sized companies, it is economically very difficult to have a highly specialized full-timer in capacity building, employee relations and performance evaluation on board. However, at some time or other, such tasks must be performed. Twenty-one Law can set up systems and provide the expertise to cover these tasks. Once done, the system can be administered by the company’s employees and Twenty-one Law will be only sourced for exceptions, and not for the rule.
EU General Data Protection regulation
The revamped EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effectives as of the 25 May 2018 introduces stringent data protection and privacy obligations on all persons and organisations that collect, store or process personal data.
Failure to comply with the provisions of the GDPR has far-reaching economic consequences including the imposition of hefty fines to 4% of total global annual turnover or €20 million.
How can we help?
We are able to assist our clients to ensure full compliance with the GDPR. Services can be divided into the following:
- Gap-Analysis – The first stage involves a thorough analysis of the client’s organization in order to determine the personal data being processed and identify any gaps in complying with the GDPR.
- Getting in Line – On the basis of the Gap-Analysis report, we will prepare a remediation roadmap for all areas which were deemed not to be fully compliant with the GDPR.
- Tailored Services – Depending on the client’s organization and the processing being carried out, the GDPR may necessitate the preparation and drafting of a data inventory and a Privacy Impact Assessment.
- Legal Assistance and ongoing support – We are able to provide ongoing legal assistance and support, such as review and drafting of agreements. Furthermore, a training programme which increases awareness of the GPDR and its implication can also be organised.
Administrative Support Services and Project Management
Local companies often source talent abroad. If prospective employees are EU or Swiss citizens, or from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, then working in Malta is no issue unless the new employees are Romanian or Bulgarian. If they are, or if the new employees are third country nationals (nationals from countries which are not EU members) such employees require a work permit and a residence permit to work in Malta. Obtaining a work permit is a lengthy and rigorous procedure which takes time, an asset which, very often, employers do not have. Twenty-one Law can take over this process for employers and provide them with the necessary backup to bring the matter to a successful close.
There are times when management is too busy to undertake a new project and certain sound ideas may just remain on the drawing board because there is no time to implement them, or the company does not have the in-house competence to complete them.
Twenty-one Law provides project management services in business process re-engineering tasks and in HR management systems. Prior to outsourcing the project management of such tasks, a company has to be clear in its ideas, in what it wants to achieve and in what time-frame it wants the task to be completed. Thus, the process helps the company in defining and clarifying ideas, while bringing in new know how into the management mix.
Associates with Twenty-one Law have experience in EU projects and BPR tasks.
Organisation of Formal Company functions
Twenty-one Law can also organise formal company functions such as the annual staff information day or company-wide training functions. Please call our office for more details.