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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

Amendments to Labour Relations Act tested in court

There has been much speculation over the recent amendments to the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), particularly with regards to how the amendments will be interpreted and applied by the Labour Court...

By Inez Moosa 8 Jun 2015 11:17

Objective of Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

On 1 June 2015 the new Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value in terms of the amended Employment Equity Act (EEA) was issued...

By Sihle Tshetlo 8 Jun 2015 11:10

Policies must be in place to deal with sexual harassment

In South Africa, sexual harassment is prohibited by the Employment Equity Act. Employers are tasked with policing this - and, if they don't, they risk being sued for large sums...

5 Jun 2015 09:46

Criminal record expunging: Saving grace or catastrophic lapse in judgement?

Another stark reminder of how seriously our justice system takes qualifications fraud presented itself earlier this month when former police spokesman Vincent Mdunge was sentenced to five years imprisonment...

By Jenny Reid 29 May 2015 12:00

Impact of amendments to Labour Relations Act

Recent comments by the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, criticising employers who were laying off workers after a three month contract after which they would be deemed permanent employees, should be seen as a warning to labour brokers and clients...

By Melissa Cogger and Randall van Voore 29 May 2015 07:21

Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

People are the most important asset of any organisation, and all employees are entitled to the highest consideration for their safety while in the workplace...

By Rhys Evans 27 May 2015 07:48

Bitter battle over labour brokers threatens South Africa's fragile social order

South Africa's 21-year old democracy is under strain with different axes of social conflict contributing to the country's increasingly fragile stability...

By David Dickinson 21 May 2015 13:31

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