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1 August 2015
Legal Briefs
 
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09 Jul 2015
 
 
The extension of the employer's right to engage in a lock out against employees who are not participating in a strike
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
SUMMARY Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (“LRA”), confers upon an employer the right to ‘lock out’.
 
 
07 Jul 2015
 
The Extension of the Employer's right to engage in lock out against employees
werksmans attorneys
Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (“LRA”), confers upon an employer the right to ‘lock out’. The right to lock out may be utilised by the employer in an offensive or a defensive...
 
 
06 Jul 2015
 
Code of Good Practice on Equal pay/remuneration for work of equal value
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
On 1 June 2015 the Minister of Labour published the Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay / Remuneration for Work of Equal Value (“the Code”) in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (“EEA”)....
 
 
01 Jul 2015
 
The meaning of a hearing de novo in arbitration proceedings
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Section 138 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 accords the commissioner discretion to determine the matter and form of the proceedings in an unfair dismissal dispute. In terms of section 138...
 
 
15 Jun 2015
 
One for all - regulatory update
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6 – 2014] (“the Bill”) is now before the National Assembly for approval. The Bill represents a substantial shift in regulatory control in...
 
 
05 Jun 2015
 
SARS' new draft interpretation note reflects 180 degree change on the place of effective management concept
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Many taxpayers who operate cross-border will be relieved to know that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a draft Interpretation Note 6 (IN 6) in which its interpretation of...
 
 
03 Jun 2015
 
Sir, your maternity leave has been granted...
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
From the early 1950s, women in South Africa have been involved in many activist campaigns to fight for their maternity leave benefits in the workplace. This was an important guarantee as many women...
 
 
21 May 2015
 
Broad-based and employee share ownership schemes – the latest update
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Department of Trade and Industry caused wide spread uncertainty and confusion in its Notice 396 in the Government Gazette of 5 May 2015 which stated that black participants in broad based and...
 
 
 
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