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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

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

Labour Law Conference to address impact of national minimum wage

The 29th Annual Labour Law Conference, taking place 24-25 August 2016 at Emperors Palace, will discuss factors affecting youth employment, the role of trade unions and the question of the national minimum wage...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 25 Apr 2016

Understanding the legalities of overtime

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act sets out some clear, realistic laws governing overtime that all employers must heed. This legislation does a good job of balancing the rights of employees and the needs of businesses to avoid contention between employers and employees...

By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt) 21 Apr 2016

FEDHASA updates industry on labour issues

Leon Traut updated industry members on current labour issues during an industry event hosted by FEDHASA Cape region. Minimum wage increases will come into effect...

20 Apr 2016

A case of mistaken identity

A recent case in the US underlines the need to verify that social media information relates to the person in questions before decisions are made about employment...

By Rosalind Davey, Lethuxolo Ntuli and Tshepo Twala 19 Apr 2016

Transferral of temporary employment service contracts

In a recent case, the Court had to consider if the contracts of employment of temporary employment service (TES) employees would transfer to the client of the TES in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), if the employees have been utilised by the client for a period in excess of three months...

By Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 19 Apr 2016

March to support Shoprite's casual staff

Industrial action at Shoprite's distribution centre in Centurion ended on Tuesday, but supporters of casual workers at the facility say they are mobilising communities to march on Thursday as outsourced workers were "coerced" to return to work...

By Karl Gernetzky 14 Apr 2016

State-owned entity not required to furnish security when instituting review applications

Due to an amendment introduced by the Labour Relations Amendment Act in 2014, a review application does not suspend the operation of an arbitration award, unless the applicant furnishes security to the satisfaction of the Labour Court...

By Sipelelo Lityi and Aadil Patel 12 Apr 2016

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