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Understanding consultation triggers in retrenchment

When an employer contemplates dismissing one or more of its employees for reasons based on its operational requirements, ie the employer's economic, technological, structural or similar needs, the employer is under an obligation to consult with the relevant employees before retrenchment...

By Gillian Lumb 27 Aug 2015 14:32

Understanding Restraint of Trade agreements

A Restraint of Trade is a contract, agreed between an employer and employee, which places restrictions on the employee's future activities or employment should he or she decide to leave the business...

By Madge Gibson 24 Aug 2015 16:53

E-learning platform offers understanding of Employment Practices Liability

Camargue has launched an Employment Practices Liability (EPL) module online that offers brokers and understanding of EPL, the risks and a grasp of unfair labour practices and key exclusions...

24 Aug 2015 13:26

Understanding employment contracts

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that employers must give all employees a document containing information about the conditions of their employment; this applies to full-time, contractors or temporary workers...

By Madelein van der Watt 20 Aug 2015 14:22

Court rules on access to fatal inquiry reports

Following the Gauteng High Court's recent judgment, Industrial Health Resource Group & others v the Minister of Labour and others, fatal inquiry reports under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, will now be more accessible...

By Fiona Leppan and Thandeka Nhleko 14 Aug 2015 15:39

Employment Services Act now in effect but excludes private employment agencies

The Employment Services Act (ESA), which came into effect on 9 August 2015, specifically excludes s13 from coming into operation. This section deals with the registration of private employment agencies...

14 Aug 2015 10:55

No need for individual retrenchment consultations where collective agreements exist

During a contemplated retrenchment exercise, an employer has a legal obligation to consult with parties that might be affected by the retrenchment based on operational requirements of the employer...

By Sandile July and Kwazi Buthelezi 12 Aug 2015 14:10

Pay Equality seminar unpacks new regulations' challenges

The recent major changes of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the Employment Equity Act (EEA) and the associated regulations regarding equality in pay and benefits may present challenges to employers who have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for them...

30 Jul 2015 10:49

Woolworths staff cash out as BEE scheme matures

Woolworths staff have so far cashed out about R1.9bn after selling shares following the maturity of the company's black economic empowerment (BEE) employee share ownership scheme that was initiated eight years ago...

17 Jul 2015 12:45

Key issues on Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

The Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value in terms of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) provides practical guidance to employers and employees on how to apply the principle in their workplaces...

By Jacques V. Wyk, Andre V. Heerden, Brittany Feldman 16 Jul 2015 15:10

Carnival City maintains Level 2 B-BBEE status

Carnival City has embraced the B-BBEE objective of its holding company, Sun International, to maintain Level 2 B-BBEE status...

16 Jul 2015 13:14

Employers may lock out non-strikers in a dispute of mutual interest

Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), confers upon an employer the right to 'lock out'...

By Bradley Workman Davies and Kerry Badal 10 Jul 2015 06:00

CCMA rules on interpretation of deeming provision in Labour Relations Act

In a ruling handed down by the CCMA on 29 June 2015, the commissioner ruled on the interpretation of the "deemed employment" provision contained within the Labour Relations (LRA)...

30 Jun 2015 19:17

Impact of proposed amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant's remarks during the 2015/16 Budget Vote of the Department of Labour tabled in the National Assembly on 7 May with regards to the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill, will have a direct affect on all employers, employees and trade unions...

11 Jun 2015 09:33

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