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Practical legislative guidelines for employers in 2013
Wed, 06 Mar 2013The government aims to make employment services open and accessible to all which
will significantly impact on how employers conduct their business in 2013. Rob Cooper
provides a breakdown of the changes.
A legislative look at 2013
Thu, 06 Dec 2012The dawn of 2013 brings a number of legislative changes that are looming on the
horizon. This is according to Rob Cooper, Director of Legislation Updates and
Proposed legislation at Softline VIP.
Constitutional Court makes judgement on strike regulations
Thu, 18 Oct 2012The Constitutional Court recently handed down judgement in a case concerning the proper meaning of a provision of the Labour Relations Act whether a notice needs to be given beforehand by every employee who intends to strike.
The potential challenges and problems with Amendment Bill
Fri, 14 Sep 2012There are a number of challenges to the amendment bills before Parliament. Top of the list is that there is sufficient research to indicate that some of these amendments will lead to job losses. This could leave a particularly negative impact on small and growing businesses.
Govt promotes fair labour practices on wine farms
Mon, 04 Jun 2012
Stakeholders in the agriculture industry have shown their commitment to ensuring reasonable working conditions by developing an 'ethical seal'. Only farms that follow sound labour practices will be permitted to bear the seal on their products.
Bringing clarity to the proposed new labour legislation
Fri, 01 Jun 2012
Despite some confusion over the exact conditions of temporary employment in the amended Labour Relations Act it is clear that labour brokers will still be allowed to operate. Nritika Singh sheds light on the proposed changes in some of SA's most important labour bills.
Labour department sets course for 2013
Fri, 11 May 2012
Protecting vulnerable workers, reintegrating work seekers into the labour market and ensuring decent work, has been rated as the three priority areas by the Department of Labour over the course of the 2012/13, financial year.
Stakeholders address youth employment issues
Wed, 09 May 2012
The national youth employment situation will come under review when the Department of Labour along with young people, policy-makers and social partners meet to exchange views at the National Youth Employment Summit.
Labour laws to set new course
Tue, 08 May 2012
In March, cabinet approved the submission of the amendment bills for the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) to Parliament. The two will deal with the phenomenon of labour broking and child labour, among other things.
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.