Marie is an experienced Legal and HR Services practitioner who has worked in both private legal practice and other employer associations prior to joining MGA in 2006. Marie is a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of SA, NSW and Victoria.
In the MGA Legal and HR Services team, Marie has responsibility for overseeing the provision of advice to members on a range of issues, including award interpretation, dispute resolution, anti-discrimination law, WHS and termination of employment issues. Marie has extensive experience in assisting employers with drafting policies, agreements and contracts of employment. Marie has also regularly represented employers in litigation matters such as unfair dismissals, unlawful terminations and discrimination matters.
Marie regularly presents both seminars and training sessions to employees and employers on managing employees, the Fair Work Act, award modernisation and health and safety laws.
Nikola Prestia - Legal and HR Services Lawyer
Nikola joined the MGA Legal and HR Services team in April 2016. Nikola is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Prior to joining MGA, Nikola worked in a commercial law firm in Melbourne for nearly two years practising in a variety of areas including commercial litigation, intellectual property, workplace, corporate and commercial law.
Nikola has volunteered for many legal organisations such as Victorian Legal Aid, the Mental Health Legal Centre and Victorian Family Law Pathways. She also has firsthand experience in the industry with over 8 years’ retail and customer service experience.
Outside of the workplace Nikola enjoys spending time with her family and friends, adding to her vast shoe collection and testing out new restaurants! As a member of the Legal and HR Services team, Nikola assists MGA members by providing them with advice on a broad range of employment law and HR matters including award interpretation, anti-discrimination, wage enquiries, dismissals, and management of employees’ performance and conduct issues.
Belinda Imbriano - Legal and HR Services Lawyer
Belinda joined the MGA Legal and HR Services team in January 2017. Belinda is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Prior to joining MGA, Belinda worked at the Fair Work Commission. Whilst there, her work experience included working in unfair dismissal, enterprise agreements and the modern award team. Working in the modern award team Belinda contributed to the first four yearly review under the Fair Work Act.
Belinda has also volunteered at the Fitzroy Legal Community Centre providing advice to members of the community.
As a member of the Legal and HR team, Belinda assists MGA members with advice on a broad range of employment law and HR matters including award interpretation, anti-discrimination, wage enquiries, long service leave, dismissals, and management of employees’ performance and conduct issues.