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2 July 2015
Polity Focus
 
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15 Jan 2015
 
 
 
 
Amended Act to significantly change labour industry
Labour Law
Amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) are set to drastically change employers’ use of temporary employment, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau.
 
 
Changing a disciplinary sanction
Labour Law
A balance needs to be found between the interests of the employee and the employer in terms of pursuing disciplinary action, says labour relations advisory service Labourwise.
 
 
No easy way forward over strike action
Labour Law
A deep-rooted culture of striking in South African society creates significant challenges and unique dynamics to which there is no easy solution, says law firm Webber Wentzel.
 
 
16 Jan 2014
 
LRA Amendment Bill puts pressure on CCMA
Labour Law
The wider powers and additional functions that the Labour Relations Amendment Bill (LRAB) 2012 proposes to allocate to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will place...
 
 
LRA amendments will affect different employment systems
Labour Law
The legislature has recognised that employers are trying to use fixed-term contracts and labour brokers to avoid the responsibility of being an employer. Therefore, the currently proposed...
 
 
 
 
Need for more enforcement officers in the workplace
Labour Law
With the Employment Equity Amendment Bill (EEAB) 2012 being passed by Parliament, the greatest challenge for South Africa’s Department of Labour (DoL) is to remain effective in enforcing this law.
 
 
03 Mar 2011
 
Managing performance challenges in SMEs
Labour and employment law
The process of managing and disciplining employee performance is often problematic for small- and medium-sized companies that cannot afford to recruit employees with specialised labour and...
 
 
Proposed bill could lead to job losses
Labour and employment law
The design of the Employment Services Bill, which is aimed at eliminating labour brokers, is of such a nature that the true aim is unclear, independent trade union Solidarity head of litigation...
 
 
 
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