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Sir, your maternity leave has been granted

From the early 1950's women in South Africa were involved in many activist campaigns to fight for their maternity leave benefits in the workplace.

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A new dispensation for non-standard employment

From midnight on 31 March 2015 a new dispensation kicked in for employees on fixed term or part time contracts and for clients who employed the services of labour brokers (called temporary employment services in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995).

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Can an employer alter a decision in a disciplinary hearing?

May an employer overturn the decision of a chairperson of a disciplinary hearing if it believes the chairperson’s sanction was too lenient?

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Can video recordings be used as evidence?

In terms of section 138(1) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 ( as amended) ("The LRA") A "Commissioner may conduct the arbitration in a manner that the commissioner considers appropriate in order to determine the dispute fairly and quickly, but must deal with the substant

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The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014

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It is anticipated that the Amendment Act will come into operation on 1 January 2015.

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Have you been retrenched?

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Can an employee approach the CCMA directly for the purposes of requesting information from their employer in a retrenchment exercise?

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Exploring the transfer of employees


To what extent, if any, can employees be transferred from one employer to another in circumstances where an outsourcing arrangement is terminated with one service provider and another outsourcing arrangement for the provision of t

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Disciplinary action taken against 77 Sars officials

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The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it will continue to retain the highest levels of institutional integrity to protect the tax system against abuse.

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Do you want a lover tonight?

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So what would you do if a business colleague at an off-duty dinner said the following to you after dinner: “Do you want a lover tonight?” Would this statement merely be an inappropriate comment – or conduct that constitutes sexual harassment?

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Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position


An employee may be found guilty of misconduct if an employer can prove that the employee falsely misrepresented his/her credentials during the job application process.

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