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Strikes - post Metrorail v SATAWU

Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (as amended) regulates the procedures which must be followed in order for a strike to be protected...

By Jacques van Wyk, Michiel Heyns and Andre van Heerd 8 Jun 2016

Mining houses file appeals against OLD class action

Gold miners confirm they've filed applications to appeal against the compensation class action by OLD victims...

6 Jun 2016

Amendments proposed to Unemployment Insurance Act

The proposed amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill...

By Mohsina Chenia and Niyaaz Abrahams 2 Jun 2016

Car makers give thumbs down to one-year NUMSA wage pact

Car manufacturers have rejected the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (NUMSA's) demand for a one-year wage agreement, forcing the union...

By Karl Gernetzky 27 May 2016

Union's majority representation at a single branch affects national employer

In the case of Professional Transport and Allied Workers Union obo members vs Professional Aviation Services, the case decided whether a trade union is entitled to organisational rights in terms of sections 12 to 16 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), after acquiring majority representation at a single branch of an employer...

By Andre van Heerden, Jacques van Wyk and and Staci J 27 May 2016

Training is more about compliance than skills transfer

The amendments to the Skills Development Act and the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) point requirements make training once again a compliance issue, instead of the correct reaction to skills gaps that would increase productivity...

26 May 2016

Compliance forms part of a company's reputation

Compliance with the South African laws and regulations is directly linked to a business's reputation and companies need policies in place to ensure adherence by employees, clients and suppliers...

19 May 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment

According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

By Aadil Patel 18 May 2016

Defining 'reasonable accommodation' for people with disabilities

The Employment Equity Act and the revised BBBEE codes require businesses to employ more people with disabilities and not to claim that they are unable to accommodate people with disabilities. However, this should not cause an organisation 'unjustifiable hardship'.

By Hugo Pienaar and Roxanne Bain 17 May 2016

Class action could suck the breath out of the mining industry

Although any sort of outcome is still years off, the high court ruling on the silicosis class action will no doubt have mining houses panicked...

By Nicci Botha 16 May 2016

Employee privacy vs employer protection

There have been several cases on the fairness of disciplinary action taken against employees for engaging in misconduct on social media platforms, with the popular defence being raised of the right to privacy, provided by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa...

By Samiksha Singh and Zola Mcaciso 13 May 2016

Workplace equity policies must comply with employment equity legislation

Employers should ensure that they act in accordance with workplace equity policies and plans that comply with employment equity legislation...

By Hugo Pienaar and Roxanne Bain 13 May 2016

Determining when new employers substitute for old employers

Deciding at what point a new employer is substituted for an the old employer, in terms of a transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act is unclear from the legislation and must be determined on a case-by-case basis...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre Van Heerden 29 Apr 2016

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