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Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplace
Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplace

With an unsettling rise in the instances of racial slander in the workplace, what is this the norm in terms of dealing with cases of racial insults...?

By Johnny Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson 3 days ago

EE Amendment Bill proposes for sectoral targets
EE Amendment Bill proposes for sectoral targets

The Department of Labour says the Employment Equity (EE) Amendment Bill and Regulations is proposing the establishment of sectoral targets to enable employers to transform workplaces...

10 Oct 2018

Equal work, equal pay: What is fair differentiation when reviewing remuneration?
Equal work, equal pay: What is fair differentiation when reviewing remuneration?

While the Employment Equity Act aims to ensure there is no unfair discrimination in the workplace, what justifiably fair differentiation can employers consider when reviewing or creating remuneration packages...?

10 Oct 2018

CCMA and the key to procedural fairness
CCMA and the key to procedural fairness

In South Africa, stringent labour laws have created somewhat of a minefield for employers to navigate when it comes to disciplinary procedures...

Issued by Perfect Word 4 Oct 2018

Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees
Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees

Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other...?

By Johan Botes 4 Oct 2018

What do SMMEs need to know about compliance?
What do SMMEs need to know about compliance?

If large multinationals that can afford whole departments focusing on compliance, risk and governance, can fail, how vulnerable are smaller entities to these challenges...?

27 Sep 2018

Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strike

Does the singing of struggle songs - with racial undertones - during a strike warrant dismissal of the employees...?

By Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 25 Sep 2018

Important victory for smaller trade unions
Important victory for smaller trade unions

In an important victory for smaller unions, the Constitutional Court has ruled that a minority union can organise in the workplace even if it doesn't meet membership requirements agreed on by the majority union and the employer...

By Kathleen Mpofu 21 Sep 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

By Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

Court denies Radebe's appeal over removal from Transnet board
Court denies Radebe's appeal over removal from Transnet board

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has welcomed the high court's decision to dismiss Seth Radebe's application challenging his removal from office...

19 Sep 2018

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employers

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

By Johan Botes 17 Sep 2018

How does your company measure up on the LGBTI+ workplace equality index?
How does your company measure up on the LGBTI+ workplace equality index?

The South African LGBT+ Management Forum has released its inaugural South African Workplace Equality Index...

12 Sep 2018

Are suspensive conditions in employment contracts valid?
Are suspensive conditions in employment contracts valid?

There is a fine line between suspending (or resolving) an employment agreement in a permissible manner and depriving an employee of the right to security of employment...

By Lauren Salt and Donovan Lindhorst 12 Sep 2018

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?
Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?

In the case of Media Workers' Association of South Africa obo Hoohlo and others v SABC, the CCMA had to consider whether the employees were fairly dismissed for gross insubordination...

By Jacques van Wyk 11 Sep 2018

Innovative Staffing Solutions, NTM sign 3-year 'no strike' agreement
Innovative Staffing Solutions, NTM sign 3-year 'no strike' agreement

Following a four-month negotiation process, Innovative Staffing Solutions and the National Transport Movement (NTM) union, have agreed that no staff members will partake in unprotected strikes or go-slows over the next three years...

7 Sep 2018

Understanding obligations and the law when it comes to immigrant employees
Understanding obligations and the law when it comes to immigrant employees

Many people throughout Africa, look at South Africa as a place which offers socio-economic opportunities; and as a result, it has become home to many inter-regional and inter-continental migrants seeking gainful employment...

By Kirsten Eiser & Cherise Walker 7 Sep 2018

Incidence of qualification fraud remains high
Incidence of qualification fraud remains high

According to Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) research, misrepresentation and fraud of qualifications remains high and that a candidate's qualification(s) is the most likely aspect to contain discrepancies...

4 Sep 2018

Thuli Madonsela, Ebrahim Patel to headline 2018 SASLAW Conference
Thuli Madonsela, Ebrahim Patel to headline 2018 SASLAW Conference

Former public protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela and minister of economic development Ebrahim Patel have been confirmed as headline speakers at the 2018 SASLAW Conference...

3 Sep 2018

Waging war on minimum wage in South Africa
Waging war on minimum wage in South Africa

South Africa's labour market, currently fraught with high rates of poverty, inequality and unemployment, will soon see an overhaul as far as employee wages are concerned...

By Tracy Robbins & Rui Lopes 31 Aug 2018

Eskom spokesman, Khulu Phasiwe. Photo: Soweto Life Magazine
Eskom signs wage agreement with unions

Eskom has signed a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

31 Aug 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace - urban SA stats revealed
Sexual harassment in the workplace - urban SA stats revealed

Research agency Columinate recently engaged 1000 urban South Africans to investigate the statistics behind sexual harassment in the workplace...

31 Aug 2018

Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employee
Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employee

South African labour laws are renowned as being progressive and protective of employees' rights...

By Bradley Workman- Davies 30 Aug 2018

The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to know
The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to know

On 26 July 2018, after three years of debate, the Constitutional Court made a judgement regarding the roles and responsibilities of temporary employment service (TES) providers and their clients with regards to employees...

By Tebogo Moalusi 27 Aug 2018

Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace?
Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace?

Is the dismissal of an employee, who compares a fellow employee to a monkey, fair...

By Jacques van Wyk 24 Aug 2018

Post-state capture developments to add new dimension to labour relations
Post-state capture developments to add new dimension to labour relations

Addressing delegates at the 31st Annual Labour Law Conference in Kempton Park this morning, David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch, said state capture had put South Africa's young democracy under threat....

17 Aug 2018

Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unions

Eskom has declared a dispute with its three trade unions over preconditions introduced in wage negotiations...

16 Aug 2018

Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week
Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week

The 31st Annual Labour Law Conference will open in Kempton Park on Thursday, 16 August, marking the 6th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre...

14 Aug 2018

Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal
Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Shaun Abrahams' appointment as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was constitutionally invalid and has subsequently dismissed his appeal with costs...

13 Aug 2018

Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate
Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate

The Constitutional Court is this morning expected to rule on whether or not the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position...

13 Aug 2018

A look at gender pay legislation around the world
A look at gender pay legislation around the world

The World Economic Forum's most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress...

By Lauren Salt 10 Aug 2018

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