Publications

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Pre-suspension hearings, no more?

Over the past 10 years, employers in the private sector where thrust into conducting a precautionary suspension hearing to avoid a claim of an unfair labour practice (public sector...

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Unfair discrimination-speak

Equal pay for equal work – When is the discrimination unfair?

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Can an employee who is headhunted and then retrenched cry unfair?

Very often an employee who was headhunted, rises as a defence that he be insulated from a retrenchment process. At face value, this seems like a fair objection. Is it really? While...

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How important is the first statutory consultation notice to employees?

Human resources practitioners are often called upon to advise and lead employee consultation in a business restructure. Sometimes, a legal review of the statutory consultation notice issued ...

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Is a decision taken by the board that a restructure is to occur manifestly unfair?

This question arises frequently in practice. In October 2018 the Labour Appeal Court had occasion to consider the issue in the matter of South Africa Commercial Catering and Allied Workers...

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Labour Relations Amendment Act

The Labour Relations Amendment Act 8 of 2018 (the Amendment Act) came into effect on 1 January 2019. The Amendment Act aims to amend the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 to,inter alia, ...

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The changing workplace

On 21 August 2018 we held an employment law seminar for our clients.

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Change is as good as… the 2017 LRA Amendments Employment Newsletter

To address violence and prolonged strikes in the context of Constitutional rights and to find ways of strengthening and promoting collective bargaining in South Africa, the Labour Relations ...

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Resignation or dismissal? Employment Alert

Employees who have been charged with misconduct and are due to face disciplinary hearings have been found to resign instead of face the disciplinary hearing, however, at the disciplinary...

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