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Labour appeal court upholds the rights of vulnerable employees

The Labour Appeal Court handed down a significant decision on 10 July 2017 in the matter of NUMSA v Assign Services and 3 Others.

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment Johan Botes, Partner and Head of Employment and Compensation at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg More businesses are adopting a tough stance on sexual harassment.

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Sick leave abuse rendering SA businesses unwell

Despite legislation that clearly defines the management of sick leave for full-time employees, the issue of effective sick leave management and tackling abuse remains a challenge for most companies.

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Striking a blow for employers

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A workforce on strike can have an unsettling impact on the corporate image of an organisation. Violent or ill-disciplined strikes can be downright disastrous for both employees and employers.

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8 ways to spot a problem employee

Anyone who has ever had to hire a new employee knows that it’s a difficult task. You get floods of emails and applications at first but only a handful of those are even worth looking at.

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Changes and dangers in labour law

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The Constitutional Court and other senior courts have made a number of crucial decisions during 2017.

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The binding nature of collective agreements

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Whether a collective agreement concluded between a majority union and an employer, but extended to a minority union, can prevent the minority union from engaging in strike action.

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Alternatives to dismissals - Labour Court gives view on employer's duty

The issue of when an employer may explore alternatives to retrenchment with its employees has been plaguing employers, trade unions, employees and South African courts for decades.

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Universum most attractive employer awards 2017

Universum Global, recognized world leaders in employer branding, announced the results of its largest ever survey into employer attractiveness amongst tertiary institution students and young professionals on May 11th 2017.

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Sexual harassment: Employers beware

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In what circumstances an employer may be held liable for sexual harassment committed by one of its employees in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (“EEA”)?

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