Managing People

Corroborative evidence required to establish intoxication

Can an employer dismiss an employee who fails a breathalyser test in circumstances where there is no corroborative evidence to prove that the employee was intoxicated to the extent that he was incapable of performing his/her duties?

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What is the role of the CCMA?

South Africa’s business landscape is highly competitive and is governed by legislation designed to enforce compliance.

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Can you restrain without a restraint?

The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether an employer could restrain its former employees from commencing employment with its competitors, without having an agreed restraint of trade.

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Parental Leave: A pending new entitlement as a minimum term of employment

Currently, South African employment laws provide minimum entitlements to specified leave types for all employees, such as annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave, and unpaid maternity leave of four months for female employees.

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Performance reviews for the Human Age

Millennials, globalisation, and the age of technology have significantly changed the workplace, and with it have forced a re-evaluation in the manner in which performance appraisals are conducted.

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Get to grips with the law on strikes

Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high.

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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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