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Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'

In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act...

By Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015 11:30


Europlaw Group Incorporated, situated in South Africa and the United Kingdom, has in-house attorneys, lawyers, advocates, auditors, legal advisors, fund managers and accountants that offer a variety of services...

Issued by Europlaw 17 Nov 2015 11:34

Salary increase for domestic workers, cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Monday announced that wages in the domestic worker sector will be adjusted upwards from 1 December 2015...

16 Nov 2015 10:55

Legal consequences of social media in the workplace

The use of social media in society is becoming increasingly prevalent and its usage complicates employment relations and, in turn, employment law...

By Rosalind Davey 11 Nov 2015 13:47

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

9 Nov 2015 14:39

Who should run the courts?

Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

By Nicci Botha 2 Nov 2015 10:02

Lewis to return R67m to customers

Amid mounting pressure to root out bad credit practices, retailer Lewis Group says it will refund R67.1m to pensioners and self-employed customers for "mistakenly" selling them unemployment insurance...

By Zeenat Moorad 28 Oct 2015 14:30

What you need to know about restraint of trade agreements

When you have found a dream job, it can be disconcerting when your new employer presents you with a restraint of trade agreement, as part of the terms and conditions of your employment...

By Madelein van der Watt 27 Oct 2015 14:32

Recording strike, lockout or protest action details vital for statistics

In terms of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995, an employer must record details of strike, lockout or protest action in LRA Form 9.2...

By Lauren Salt 22 Oct 2015 16:41

These are my personal views - or are they?

We see more and more employees getting into trouble for posts they made on social media. The question is: are employees then not entitled to their personal views and freedom of speech...?

By Wilmari Strachan 21 Oct 2015 16:37

SABMiller employees may view takeover with apprehension

The decision by SABMiller's board to accept, in principle, the takeover bid made by the world's number one brewery (and SABMiller's largest competitor) Anheuser-Busch InBev may make the brewery's employees apprehensive...

By Johan Botes 14 Oct 2015 10:04

Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workers

The judgement by the Labour Court provides clarity to the confusion created by the deeming provision, which was introduced to the Labour Relations Act at the beginning of this year...

By Lawrence Diamond 13 Oct 2015 09:25

Debating transfer of employees on long-term sick leave

In the UK judgment of BT Managed Services v Edwards & Anor, the European Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee, who had been on long-term sick leave, was 'assigned' to a team that was transferred in terms of a service provision change...

By Lauren Salt 12 Oct 2015 13:59

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