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Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'

In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act...

By Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015 11:30

Once a South African employee, always a South African employee

Does a South African citizen employed by a South African business in a foreign jurisdiction have a claim for unfair dismissal under the South African Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA)...?

By Johan Botes 19 Nov 2015 11:02

Retailers bemoan cost of grant payouts

Retailers want banks to share the pain of the congestion, costs and risk of crime associated with grant payouts, writes Zeenat Moorad...

17 Nov 2015 09:10

Salary increase for domestic workers, cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Monday announced that wages in the domestic worker sector will be adjusted upwards from 1 December 2015...

16 Nov 2015 10:55

Tips for choosing a temping agency

The new amendments to the Labour Relations Act give wider protection to staff employed through Temporary Employment Services (TES) providers or labour brokers and have had a major impact on the way local businesses approach staffing...

16 Nov 2015 11:25

Legal consequences of social media in the workplace

The use of social media in society is becoming increasingly prevalent and its usage complicates employment relations and, in turn, employment law...

By Rosalind Davey 11 Nov 2015 13:47

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

9 Nov 2015 14:39

Recording strike, lockout or protest action details vital for statistics

In terms of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995, an employer must record details of strike, lockout or protest action in LRA Form 9.2...

By Lauren Salt 22 Oct 2015 16:41

Wal-Mart woes revive minimum wage debate

WASHINGTON, USA: Wal-Mart caused a stir when it raised the pay of 500,000 of its workers. But now the US retail giant seems to regret the move after its profit outlook plunged, reviving a minimum wage debate...

21 Oct 2015 10:15

SABMiller employees may view takeover with apprehension

The decision by SABMiller's board to accept, in principle, the takeover bid made by the world's number one brewery (and SABMiller's largest competitor) Anheuser-Busch InBev may make the brewery's employees apprehensive...

By Johan Botes 14 Oct 2015 10:04

Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workers

The judgement by the Labour Court provides clarity to the confusion created by the deeming provision, which was introduced to the Labour Relations Act at the beginning of this year...

By Lawrence Diamond 13 Oct 2015 09:25

Debating transfer of employees on long-term sick leave

In the UK judgment of BT Managed Services v Edwards & Anor, the European Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee, who had been on long-term sick leave, was 'assigned' to a team that was transferred in terms of a service provision change...

By Lauren Salt 12 Oct 2015 13:59

Introduction of short time cannot be implemented unilaterally

The case of the Independent Commercial Hospitality and Allied Workers Union and others v CCMA and others (2015) has ruled that a change in employees' terms and conditions of employment, such as the introduction of short time, may not be done unilaterally...

By Jacques V. Wyk, Andre V. Heerden, Brittany Feldman 7 Oct 2015 13:19

Four reasons SMEs should care about HR Management

One of the most common misperceptions that we run into in our work with small businesses is that they don't need a formal human resources strategy or proper HR business processes...

By Anja van Beek 6 Oct 2015 06:41

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