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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

It is every employer's wish that everything runs smoothly in the company but sometimes this does not happen and an employee may have to be reprimanded...

By Sophie Baker 23 Apr 2015 10:38

Africa vital for SA economy: Minister

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told factory workers that the continent is vital for the country's economy...

23 Apr 2015 09:30

Parties to a dispute can take an arbitration award on review

While arbitration awards are legally binding, parties to a dispute are at liberty to take the arbitration award on review. The test for review has been established in the leading case of Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd and Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC) as "...whether the commissioner's decision was one at which a reasonable commissioner would arrive"...

By Hugo Pienaar, Lauren Salt and Karabo Ndhlovu 22 Apr 2015 13:32

Hawks head Dramat quits

The South African Police Service has been shaken by suspensions, resignations and the freezing of senior posts...

22 Apr 2015 10:17

Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economy

The newly amended Labour Relations Act will have a devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy and the country's unemployment rate ...

16 Apr 2015 15:21

Now MTN to hit users

NEWSWATCH: MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its prices, and the SABC might be a bit leaky... from the top, but has said 'Sorry' to the EFF...

16 Apr 2015 06:20

SARS ethics boss revealed as CV cheat

A top tax official faked his academic qualifications to hold onto senior positions that earned him a salary that amounted to millions over the years...

By Sunday Times team... 13 Apr 2015 09:49

Union wants SABC news head suspended over assault claim

Pressure is mounting on the SABC to suspend its head of news, Jimi Matthews, following allegations that he assaulted a staff member...

13 Apr 2015 07:09

Employer must provide clear proof of damages

To what extent, if any, is an employee liable for damages for failing to adhere to the notice requirements when terminating a contract of employment?

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 10 Apr 2015 12:00

Is South Africa lagging behind in supportive retrenchment policies?

Internationally, 'outplacement' has been benefiting corporates and their staff for over 30 years, yet in South Africa it seems that only a handful of companies are familiar with this aspect of best practice...

By Harsha Gordhan 10 Apr 2015 07:19

Why the new BBBEE codes are good for your business

Many entrepreneurs find the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice overwhelming and confusing, so they've been ignoring them until now...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 8 Apr 2015 13:12

State tears at itself

A local government shutdown is expected in the next few weeks as municipalities flex their muscles, demanding that they be paid money owed them by state departments...

2 Apr 2015 11:00

Labour Relations Act amendments alert

The amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA), as embodied within the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 (amendment act) became effective on 1 January, 2015, save for a few key amendments which are only due to become effective on 1 April 2015...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 30 Mar 2015 13:10

Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space

The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for Return of Earnings for employers registered with the Compensation Fund to 31 May 2015. These returns are usually due by the end of March each year...

By Madelein van der Watt 30 Mar 2015 11:53

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