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23 April 2014
Polity Focus
 
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17 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.
 
 
04 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...
 
 
 
 
Stringent SA labour laws not main barrier to international investment
Labour and employment law
South Africa’s stringent labour laws do not necessarily ward off investors, says labour law consulting company Smartman Consultants CEO Tobie Nel.
 
 
05 Oct 2010
 
Dismissal of an incarcerated employee
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
An incarcerated employee is unable to fulfil one of his main duties as an employee - to tender his service to his employer. An employer cannot reasonably be expected to retain an employee in...
 
 
17 May 2010
 
Labour brokers
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
With the recent publicity surrounding labour brokers it was inevitable that the Labour Court (the Court) would find an opportunity to pronounce on the issue and the apparent unfairness surrounding...
 
 
 
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