BizTrends 2018


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Two wrongs don't make a right - the Labour Appeal Court cleans up the mess

In Clencor Pty Ltd v Mngezana NO and Others, the Labour Appeal Court was required to consider whether the Labour Court erred in coming to a conclusion as to the relevance of evidence not presented at the CCMA

By Lauren Salt and Tiisetso Rabolao 2 days ago

Minimum wage bill before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee

The Department of Labour says the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill and supporting Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Bills are currently before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour, for consideration....

12 Apr 2018

Award reinstatement: But what if his job doesn't exist?

In Seopa v. Imperial Cold Logistics and Others, the Labour Court had to decide whether an employer was in contempt of court if it reemployed an employee rather than reinstated him, as envisaged by the arbitration award...

By Lauren Salt and Thandolulhle Dladla 6 Apr 2018

#MeTooZA - Sexual harassment in the South African workplace

Following the #MeToo campaign going viral, and in the face of this seemingly rampant pattern of sexual harassment in the workplace, what can South Africans legally do to either deal with abuse in the workplace...?

By Bradley Workman-Davies 3 Apr 2018

Applications for minimum wage exemptions open in April

The national minimum wage online exemption system will go live in the last week of April, according to the Department of Labour...

26 Mar 2018

Delay in minimum wage 'necessary'

The agreement to postpone the 1 May 2018 implementation of the national minimum wage was long overdue, stakeholders said on Thursday...

By Theto Mahlakoana 23 Mar 2018

Acsa staff in push to have CEO removed

Airports Company of SA (Acsa) employees are campaigning to remove Bongani Maseko, the CEO of the state-owned company, based on forensic reports recommending disciplinary action against him...

By Neels Blom 22 Mar 2018

Sars boss Tom Moyane suspended

In a late-night move, President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane.

By Penwell Dlamini 20 Mar 2018

New charges for Eskom's head of legal services

Eskom has instituted new disciplinary charges against its suspended company secretary and head of legal services, Suzanne Daniels...

19 Mar 2018

You can't fire me, I resign!

The past year has seen many high level execs resign rather than face a disciplinary inquiry. This raises the question: does a company have any right to reject a 'resignation with immediate effect' and make the employee go through the disciplinary process...?

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Court rescinds order that Acsa explain why it did not act against CEO

The High Court in Pretoria has rescinded an order issued last week against the Airports Company SA to provide reasons for its failure to act against its CEO, Bongani Maseko, over corruption allegations and breaches of the Public Finance Management Act...

16 Mar 2018

What are your employee rights to religious holidays?

The upcoming Easter and various public holidays raises the question about other religious holidays and the stance of labour law on these...

16 Mar 2018

CCMA says Eskom must re-hire Susanne Daniels and give her five months' pay

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has found that Eskom suspending head of legal compliance Suzanne Daniels was an "unfair labour practice"...

9 Mar 2018

Voluntary retrenchment may no longer be an easy sell

The current Sars IRP3 Completion Guide, which aids employers in completing tax directive applications for their employees, appears to introduce a distinction between voluntary and involuntary severance benefits...

By Stephan Spamer, Lauren Salt, and Ryan McKerrow 9 Mar 2018

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