Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, this section is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law...

By Eugene Phajane 6 hours ago

How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time

The Department of Labour has reported it has only received 26 applications from businesses requesting exemption from the National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019...

1 day ago

How new code can bring order to strikes

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

By Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 15 Feb 2019

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

How will the NHI Bill affect employer medical aid contributions?

There has been a lot of hype around the proposed National Health Insurance Bill, but little has been said about how it will impact on the provision of medical aid benefits in the employee context...

By Lauren Salt and Rui Lopes 5 Feb 2019

Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal

Re-employing a dismissed or terminated employee can have unintended consequences, especially when the other employees dismissed or terminated for the same or similar reasons catch wind of this and tender their services...

By Gavin Stansfield and Siyabonga Tembe 31 Jan 2019

Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act

The Department of Labour is embarking on a national blitz to assess levels of compliance with labour laws, especially the newly-introduced National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act, at businesses...

31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum Wage Commission appointed

The Department of Labour has appointed a National Minimum Wage Commission, with its first meeting set to take place in February...

30 Jan 2019

Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong

The suspension and ultimately reinstatement of primary school teacher, Elana Barkhuizen from Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has again highlighted how employers fail to appropriately follow due procedure when suspending or dismissing employees...

28 Jan 2019

Pay hike for contract cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced wage increases for the contract cleaning sector...

25 Jan 2019

Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

By Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 22 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018, discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals...

10 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act

The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on 1 January 2019, and provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of a National Minimum Wage Commission...

By Jacques van Wyk 9 Jan 2019

Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?

Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court...?

By Jacques van Wyk 8 Jan 2019

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