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My prospective employer did what?

In February, the Department of Public Services and Administration Minister released a media statement, allowing for the inclusion of a social media check when reference checking prospective government employees...

By Tracy Robbins and Julia Olley 7 hours ago

Temps still need to fight for permanency

Despite the Constitutional Court ruling on Temporary Employment Services (TES) of placed workers being deemed employees of the client, employees should not have an automatic expectation of being transferred onto the books of the client...

17 Apr 2019

Tackling the Big Fish

In Big Catch Fishing Tackle Pty Ltd and Others v Justin Miles Kemp and Others (2019), De Waal AJ dismissed the application instituted for interim relief, with costs against the second to fifth applicants, on the basis that the applicants had not made out a case that they would suffer irreparable harm if the interdict was not granted...

By Dean Joffe, overseen by Ashlin Perumall 16 Apr 2019

Taking your high from home to work

Since the Constitutional Court declared the private use of cannabis legal, employers have been required to consider how best to deal with the effects of personal cannabis use in the workplace...

By Nadine Mather and Amy Gerson 11 Apr 2019

Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters

The DOL has developed a new system that will allow employees to report companies that fail to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act...

By Jacques van Wyk 10 Apr 2019

Shedding some light on an employer's obligations during load shedding

It is no secret that the intensified load shedding has had a devastating economic effect on many companies. Without electricity, many businesses cannot function, and in those instances, employees are unable to work...

By Aadil Patel and Dylan Bouchier 8 Apr 2019

How to make the digital world work for your business

We frequently hear terms such as the 'digital workplace', the 'internet of things', 'automation in the workplace' and the 'future world of work' bandied about. But what does all of this mean for your business...?

By Rosalind Davey 4 Apr 2019

Sars seeks CCMA intervention in wage dispute

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) recently met with labour unions in an effort to resolve the salary increment impasse at the revenue collector...

27 Mar 2019

Judgment on employee suspension doesn't mean employers are in the clear

Despite a recent Constitutional Court judgment easing the burden on employers when dealing with precautionary suspension, a legal expert warns that employers can still be found guilty of committing an unfair labour practice...

25 Mar 2019

Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court says

The Labour Court has declared that the extension of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the NUM, UASA and Solidarity to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful...

20 Mar 2019

Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients...

14 Mar 2019

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018)...

By Sanelisiwe Nyasulu 14 Mar 2019

National Minimum Wage defaulters warned

Government has reiterated its commitment to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberately dodging labour laws, especially the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act...

13 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

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