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Domestic workers wage increase on the cards
Mon, 25 Nov 2013The minimum wage for domestic workers is set to increase, starting from 1
December 2013. Employers have been cautioned to adhere to the new
Labour law critics don't make fair comparisons – Zuma
Fri, 13 Sep 2013Critics of South Africa’s labour laws fail to compare the country’s laws to those of
other similar countries or to consider the country’s history when workers had few
rights, President Jacob Zuma said.
Employers are not welfare organisations
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 Is a basic income grant a viable option in South Africa? Will it improve poverty and
unemployment rates? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by a
panel of labour law specialists.
Can a relapsed written warning be used during disciplinary proceedings?
Wed, 04 Sep 2013After being dismissed for misconduct an employee referred the dispute to the CCMA
where the commissioner found the dismissal to be substantively unfair. One of the
issues that arose was whether and to what extent a court could rely on written
warnings that have expired.
Can an employee be disciplined while on sick leave?
Wed, 28 Aug 2013
It is commonly understood that an employee must be afforded the opportunity to state his or her case and if an employee can not attend a hearing due an illness the case must be postponed. But what happens if an employee abuses their sick leave privileges?
Labour law amendments usher in a new era of decent work
Mon, 26 Aug 2013
Amendments to the labour law are intended to respond to the growing informalisation of work in the South African labour market and to align the Basic Conditions of Employment Act with the Labour Relations Act in addressing unfair labour practices.
Amendments to labour law present new challenges
Mon, 08 Jul 2013
One of the major challenges facing the recruitment industry is the continuous revision of labour legislation, making it harder to do business. Amendments to labour laws and B-BBEE scorecards have had a restrictive effect on an already over-regulated industry.
The nuts and bolts of the BCEA
Thu, 04 Jul 2013
A practical knowledge of the details in the Basic Condition of Employment Act is not only essential for legal compliance, but it can also be a positive tool for management if used properly.
Misconception that labour laws affected growth – Zuma
Thu, 20 Jun 2013
The reasons for South Africa’s poor economic performance was pinned on output losses in the manufacturing sector, disruptions in the mining sector and global economic factors. President Jacob Zuma denies any claims that labour legislation obstructed growth or hampered employment.
Labour Law Cases
Politicising the trade mark
Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Trademarks can have many grey areas in whether copyright infringements occur. There have been many examples of companies associating themselves with well known politicians. The article below describes how this could infringe upon the politicians' name and what right there is for them to protect their name.
Too sick to attend a disciplinary enquiry
Wed, 30 Jan 2013
Employee misconduct is a common occurence in any workplace. It is vital that HR departments can identify a situation before it escalates. Also to know how to deal with misconduct and the processes that should be followed.