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Are your disclosures on Facebook responsible?
Tue, 24 Jun 2014People are becoming more expressive on social media platforms even going
so so far as to reveal things about their employers that could damage the
company image. Employees should ensure that disclosures are made in a
New protocol to put an end to child labour
Thu, 12 Jun 2014World Day Against Child Labour Day aims to draw attention to the role of
social protection in keeping children out of child labour. The International
Labour Organisation has adopted a new legally binding Protocol designed to
strengthen global efforts.
Minister names labour law priorities
Wed, 22 Jan 2014Protection for vulnerable workers and employment equity has been identified
as the top priorities in labour law. Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has
commited to the completion of the amendments to labour laws which is
expected to transform workplaces.
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 2013
Critics of South Africas labour laws fail to compare the countrys laws to those of other similar countries or to consider the countrys 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 2013
After 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.
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.