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Unequal pay for equal work illegal: CCMA

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says every employer must take steps to eliminate discrimination in the workplace by ending unfair practices such as paying employees disproportionately for the same work...

27 Feb 2015 07:22

Court's ruling will prevent exodus of healthcare professionals

The healthcare industry has welcomed the Constitutional Court's recent ruling against sections 36 to 40 of the National Health Act which was signed into law in March 2014...

26 Feb 2015 06:54

New edition of Labour Relations Law: A Comprehensive Guide published

Over the past year South African labour law has undergone its most radical change since 1995. A new publication from LexisNexis South Africa aims to guide students and practitioners through these significant new acts and amendments...

25 Feb 2015 15:35

LexisNexis publication focuses on changes in labour law

A new publication from LexisNexis aims to guide students and practitioners through the radical changes in the South African labour law...

24 Feb 2015 09:50

Employment Services Bill soon to be published

The much anticipated Employment Services regulations are soon to be published for public comment. According to the Labour Minister Mildred Olifant, the regulations will be published as soon as they have been ratified...

By Katlego Letlonkane and Gavin Stansfield 23 Feb 2015 09:13

Position of employees when outsourcing services are terminated

There is no question that outsourcing is an effective service model which allows for core business focus and often results in reduced costs and improved efficiencies...

By Simone Gill and Mukelo Ngobese 23 Feb 2015 09:07

Formal disciplinary enquiry for suspended SAA CEO

A formal disciplinary inquiry has been convened for suspended South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe, said the national carrier's board this morning...

20 Feb 2015 12:14

Qatar Airways denies staff need permission to marry

The chief of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, has furiously denied claims that its flight attendants are sacked if they get married...

20 Feb 2015 08:14

Productivity in mining - Attaining sustainable profitability beyond headcount reduction

Productivity is a hot topic in South Africa with economists frequently advising that productivity has not grown as well as it should have in the last few years. One sector in which productivity is always in the spotlight is the mining industry...

By Craig Hook 17 Feb 2015 11:24

Road show on new labour laws kicks off

The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will today kick off with their road show to educate the public about amended labour laws...

16 Feb 2015 11:55

Labour law doesn't make you a corporate star - you do!

Are you part of the delusional 50% that often seems to make up the ranks of junior management?

By Mosima Selekisho 12 Feb 2015 13:11

Court fortifies duties of commissioners

In the recent decision of Assmang Limited (Assmang Chrome Dwarsriver Mine) v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) & Others (unreported case number JR2584/2012, dated 14 January 2015), the issue before the court was whether a CCMA commissioner had committed a gross irregularity by failing to consider the probability and credibility of witness evidence before finding whether an employer's onus was discharged.

By Fiona Leppan and Bryce Bartlett 12 Feb 2015 10:39

Health and safety instructions must be procedurally compliant

In the recent decision of International Ferro Metals (SA) (Pty) Ltd v The Minister of Mineral Resources and Others (unreported case number JR 1673/13 decided on 15 January 2015), the Labour Court was tasked with deciding whether the chief inspector complied with the peremptory requirements to issue an instruction to the mine.

By Fiona Leppan and Bryce Bartlett 12 Feb 2015 08:49

SABC: Muthambi, Motsoeneng accused of hostile takeover

The DA claims Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has signed a secretive SABC Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) that strips the SABC Board of its statutory powers...

9 Feb 2015 10:36

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