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Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

Advocacy campaign to raise awareness on minimum wage

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says an intensive advocacy campaign will soon be launched to help different sectors of the economy get a better understanding of the recently announced National Minimum Wage...

16 Mar 2017

ConCourt rules on prescription of reinstatement awards

Over the years, employers have been plagued with uncertainty regarding the intersection between the Prescription Act and the Labour Relations Act, specifically, in respect of the prescription of arbitration awards awarding reinstatement...

By Lauren Salt and Penjani Mseteka 13 Mar 2017

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?

Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far...

By Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017

New accord to curb industrial action violence

Rampant strike violence has necessitated that social partners develop some sort of guideline in order to deal with collective bargaining and industrial action...

By Aadil Patel, Thabang Rapuleng and Andile Khumalo 28 Feb 2017

Degree fraudsters to face the music

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says serious action will be taken against those who have fake qualification certificates...

24 Feb 2017

Court puts its foot down on sexual harassment

In the case of MEC for Education v M (JA37/2012), a school principal was disciplined for sexually harassing a fellow teacher. A disciplinary hearing was held and he was dismissed...

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 22 Feb 2017

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...

By Johan Botes 21 Feb 2017

FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations

A recent media briefing, after a meeting between South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs and industry stakeholders, has raised some concerns in the hospitality and tourism industry...

16 Feb 2017

Lawyers outline charges for top Acsa officials

A legal opinion prepared by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright spells out the damning allegations against Acsa CEO Bongani Maseko...

By Xolisa Phillip 14 Feb 2017

No end in sight to city manager stalemate

The standoff between Cooperative Governance MEC Fikile Xasa and Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip over the appointment of the city manager continues, with neither willing to back down...

13 Feb 2017

When are the photos on your phone not yours?

Although an employee has a right to privacy, it is not absolute. An employee argued that his employer's instruction to hand over his mobile phone for inspection violated his right to privacy...

By Samantha Coetzer and Fiona Leppan 9 Feb 2017

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