A subject that is mired in misunderstandings, wishful thinking and bad market intelligence is the issue of a Restraint of Trade.
During a contemplated retrenchment exercise, an employer has a legal obligation to consult with parties that might be affected by the retrenchment based on operational requirements of the employer.
There is no doubt that organisations will struggle to come to grips with the new and amended legislation regarding Temp & Contract Employees AND Equal Pay for Equal Work.
On 1 June 2015 the Minister of Labour published the Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay /Remuneration for Work of Equal Value (“the Code”) in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (“EEA”).
Exploring the extension of employers right to engage in a lock out against employees who are not participating in a strike.
Section 138 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 accords the commissioner discretion to determine the matter and form of the proceedings in an unfair dismissal dispute.
The performance of night work is regulated to, among others, avoid or minimise an employee’s health risks, including the safety of workers during their commute to and from work.
The fact that an award of compensation against a trade union might cause further financial damage is not in and of itself a reason for not granting the relief.
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.
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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