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MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs
MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs

MTN SA said last week that over 240 managers have taken voluntary retrenchment packages. The company embarked on a cost-reduction programme in August‚ following its poor financial performance...

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Oct 2014 05:25

Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike
Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike

Gauteng's Department of Health says normal emergency services have not yet been badly affected by the illegal and unprotected strike of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.

By More Matshediso 17 Oct 2014 09:05

MEC liable for damages after doctor's rape
MEC liable for damages after doctor's rape

An employee, who suffered the horrendous ordeal of being raped whilst on duty, is not precluded from suing her employer for damages.

By Johan Botes 13 Oct 2014 09:53

Draft Code on Equal Pay published for comment
Draft Code on Equal Pay published for comment

The key objective of the Draft Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value is to provide practical steps to both employers and employees in the manner in which the principle of equal remuneration for work of equal value should be applied in the workplace.

6 Oct 2014 13:36

Minimum wages to be set for gardening service workers
Minimum wages to be set for gardening service workers

The Department of Labour is conducting countrywide public hearings on the garden and landscaping services to determine minimum wages for the sector.

2 Oct 2014 07:21

Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database
Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database

Government has established a central database of disciplinary cases in the public service in order to speed up the resolution of cases.

29 Sep 2014 08:44

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr hosts employment seminar
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr hosts employment seminar

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's employment seminar which was recently held in Johannesburg was attended by DLA Piper's Africa partner firms from Mozambique, Botswana, Kenya and Uganda.

26 Sep 2014 09:10

Employment law specialists must offer more proactive services
Employment law specialists must offer more proactive services

This year, South Africa had witnessed the longest industrial action within the mining sector. In addition, a raft of new employment laws were in the process of being enacted in South Africa.

22 Sep 2014 11:49

LRA and transfer of employees in outsourcing arrangements
LRA and transfer of employees in outsourcing arrangements

To what extent, if any, can employees be transferred from one employer to another in circumstances where an outsourcing arrangement is terminated with one service provider and another outsourcing arrangement for the provision of the same services is entered into with a new service provider?

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 19 Sep 2014 06:38

John Mc Loughlin
When your good guy goes bad

One of our clients recently ousted one of its most trusted employees, who had been using the company's clients, intellectual property and contacts to run his own business, in direct competition with his current employer.

By John Mc Loughlin 17 Sep 2014 08:24

SA and China to improve employment services
SA and China to improve employment services

South Africa and China will sign an agreement to open the way for the two countries to cooperate in the fields of human resource development and employment services.

12 Sep 2014 10:41

SAP's refusal to promote Barnard was not unlawful
SAP's refusal to promote Barnard was not unlawful

On 2 September 2014, the Constitutional Court (CC) handed down judgment in an application for leave to appeal against a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the South African Police Service v Solidarity obo Barnard CCT 01/14 case.

8 Sep 2014 13:39

Minimum wage has serious implications for business
Minimum wage has serious implications for business

Business organisations urged caution about the implementation of a national minimum wage, which they warned could result in widespread job losses as employers try to cut operational costs.

5 Sep 2014 10:32

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