South Africa's ranking on apparent labour market inflexibility (129th out of 138 countries according to the World Economic Forum Competitiveness rankings 2016/2017) suggests that businesses perceive South Africa to be a rigid operating environment...
Johan Botes 28 Apr 2017
Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far...
Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017
Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...
Johan Botes 21 Feb 2017
The current situation at the SABC brings into question the rights of employers to issue commands and the duty of employees to obey and carry out such instructions...
Johan Botes 7 Jul 2016
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)...?
Johan Botes 19 Nov 2015
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...
Johan Botes 14 Oct 2015
A Texas fast food restaurant has fired the store's manager after loosing $400 in a heist...
Johan Botes 29 Apr 2015
Can an employer be held liable for defamatory statements made about an employee? The High Court recently confirmed that it can but that an employer may rely on the standard defences to such a claim to escape liability.
Johan Botes 8 Jul 2014
The Constitutional Court held (on 9 October 2013) that a trade union cannot avoid liability for its neglect to prosecute claims by its members merely because the union has a constitutional right to determine its own administration.
Johan Botes 16 Oct 2013
The Minister of Labour has announced an increase in the minimum remuneration payable to employees engaged in either the taxi or the hospitality sectors. The salary increase is effective from 1 July 2013, and follows hot on the heels of the increase in the general Earnings Threshold communicated by the minister recently.
Johan Botes 4 Jul 2013
Employers who fail to introduce and manage a well-considered social networking policy in the workplace may soon be overtaken by competitors who have successfully managed to do so.
Johan Botes 26 Aug 2011