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Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissals
Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissalsArticle

The pandemic brought with it a slew of realisations for business owners; one such an epiphany is how most organisations need fewer employees to remain functional. But using Covid-19 as a reason for retrenching a surplus of employees constitutes unfair dismissal...

10 Sep 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic
VUT establishes new law clinicArticle

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

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Labour department engages agriculture sectorArticle

The Department of Labour is set to engage farmworkers, farmers and labour tenants to assess the working conditions and level of compliance with various pieces of labour legislations...

10 Jan 2020

Difference between demand and proposal when trying to save jobs
Difference between demand and proposal when trying to save jobsArticle

The Labour Appeal Court recently handed down judgment in the case of Numsa and others v Aveng Trident Steel and another (2019). The LAC confirmed that Aveng did not breach the Labour Relations Act when it terminated employees for refusing to accept its proposal relating to new terms and conditions of employment, due to redundancy...

Tiisetso Rabolao and Julia Olley 16 Oct 2019

Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case
Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal caseArticle

"I ran the guesthouse like it was my own place for 15 years ... Now I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless," says Katrina Zwanota, the former manager of theLAB Lifestyle guesthouse outside Robertson, Western Cape...

Barbara Maregele 27 Jun 2019

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits
Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefitsArticle

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months...

Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

CCMA says Eskom must re-hire Susanne Daniels and give her five months' pay
CCMA says Eskom must re-hire Susanne Daniels and give her five months' payArticle

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has found that Eskom suspending head of legal compliance Suzanne Daniels was an "unfair labour practice"...

9 Mar 2018

Unfair dismissals vs dismissals for operational requirements
Unfair dismissals vs dismissals for operational requirementsArticle

When an employer dismisses employees for operational requirements, it must prove the dismissal was not in order to compel them to accept a demand of mutual interest...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 8 Mar 2018

End-of-year events - do we have a right to party?
End-of-year events - do we have a right to party?Article

Employers have no legal obligation to host a Christmas party or provide an end-of-year function for employees...

Bradley Workman-Davies 27 Nov 2017

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Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environmentArticle

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Decision on large-scale retrenchments contrary to case precedent
Decision on large-scale retrenchments contrary to case precedentArticle

The Constitutional Court has ruled on the proper interpretation of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in the case of Steenkamp and Others v Edcon Limited and upheld the decision of the Labour Appeal Court...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 1 Feb 2016

Importance of effective labour dispute insurance
Importance of effective labour dispute insuranceArticle

The staggeringly high case-load at the CCMA highlights the importance of having effective labour dispute insurance in place, says underwriting executive Simon Colman...

12 Nov 2014

Nicholas Preston
Legal representation in the CCMA - the saga continuesArticle

As a general rule, litigants are entitled to legal representation at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) arbitrations unless the issue relates to an alleged unfair dismissal and that the reason for the dismissal relates to the employees alleged misconduct or incapacity.

Nicholas Preston 9 Oct 2013

Dressing to discriminate - corporate dress codes and discrimination
Dressing to discriminate - corporate dress codes and discriminationArticle

Discrimination is regulated in s6 of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 (EEA) and prohibits both direct and indirect forms of discrimination in the employment arena.

Mohsina Chenia and Nicholas Preston 4 Sep 2013

New bill will impact on labour relations
New bill will impact on labour relationsArticle

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill (LRAB) that was recently adopted by Parliament will have a significant impact on labour relations in South Africa. Gavin Stansfield, director in the employment practice says the LRAB provides more protection to fixed-term employees.

26 Aug 2013

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