Managing People

Automatically unfair dismissal has major impact on SA’s labour force

During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger.

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Interdicting disciplinary proceedings

When should the Labour Court prevent an employer from exercising its right to take disciplinary action against employees?

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Dismissing employees who embark on an unprotected strike

Should employees who embark on unprotected strike action be dismissed for commencing with a strike after being warned by their employer that the strike was unprotected and they would face disciplinary action for doing so?

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5 reasons you should upskill your employees

Many employers feel like the people they hire should already possess all the skills they need to get the job done. And that’s 100 percent true. However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t acquire new skills as they work for you.

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Are employers responsible for preventing discrimination?

Can an employer be held vicariously liable for failing to take sufficient steps to eliminate unfair discrimination by a group of employees against a fellow employee?

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Labour court ruling on deeming provision goes to appeal

The judgement handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on the ‘deeming provision’ contained in s198 of the Labour Relations Act, has caused uncertainty.

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Can an employee be dismissed for lying on their CV?

Can an employee may be dismissed for misrepresenting his qualifications in his curriculum vitae (“CV”). 

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Top employers develop their people

The results of the 20th African Top Employers Certification Programme were announced at an annual Certification Dinner on 12 October 2017, recognising African organisations that have been able to demonstrate the highest standards in HR practices in the past 12 months.

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How private is communication in the workplace?

The European Court of Human Rights has recently considered the issue of whether employees have a right to privacy in terms of their private correspondence in the workplace.

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Let’s chat about HR bots

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We’ve gotten used to doing all manner of tasks without needing input from someone else.

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