What is HR?

What is HR?  What is the definition of Human Resource Management?  The birth of human resource management practices can probably be traced back to the industrial revolution.  Prior to that people had worked at home-based crafts, or as travelling craftsmen, or in agriculture.  The creation of work in factories meant that the relationship between management and employee needed to be managed, time-keeping records kept, and large payrolls had to be processed.

Employee misconduct and investigations - why investigate an employee?

When an employer has reason to believe that an employee has committed serious misconduct it may be necessary to conduct an investigation prior to commencing a disciplinary process.

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Defining the bounds of our right to strike

Section 21 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 states that any registered trade union may notify an employer in writing that it seeks to exercise one or more of the organisational rights conferred on it by Chapter III of the Labour Relatio

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The accountability of striking employees

In what circumstances may a group of strikers be held collectively accountable for misconduct during a strike?

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Exploring the term 'back pay'

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What does the term ‘back pay’ mean in a settlement agreement?

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Time is money – and the labour law is clear on that


The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) sets the fundamental conditions of service for all employment situations, ranging from the domestic to, with variations, the industrial.

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JUTA Head Office Cape Town Vacancy Human Resource Manager

Well known publishers JUTA and Company have a vacancy for a Human Resource Manager. Reporting to the CEO, and situated in the JUTA modern head office in the heart of the Cavendish shopping district, this represents an excellent career move for a talented human resource practitioner.
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A reasonable error of law?

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As the saying goes, “an arbitrator has the right to be wrong”. However an adaptation is required when it comes to CCMA arbitration.

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When is a collective agreement binding?

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Is collective agreement valid and binding, despite a dispute to the authority of those purporting to conclude the agreement?


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Employers urged to submit annual reconciliations

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reminded employers to submit their 2016 Annual Employer Reconciliations (EMP501’s) for the period 1 March 2015, to 29 February 2016, to SARS, by 31 May 2016.

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Retrenchment in Africa – an overview of the legal framework


According to Mergermarket’s Deal Drivers Africa, the African continent has firmly entrenched itself into the global marketplace, with both domestic and inbound dealmakers seizing the opportunities on offer.

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