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Financial constraints - a key issue during a COVID-19 pandemic, making the post this week by Ivan Israelstam particularly relevant. Using case examples employers receive guidance on how to handle recruitment and promotion decisions.

minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa

This week Ivan Israelstam explains that there are four main categories breaching employee rights, that are referred to the Commision for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). They are unfair dismissal, unfair discriminatin, unfair labour practice, and failure to comply with minimum wage legislation. Ivan then unpacks what are considered unfair labour practices relating to benefits.   

Cyril Ramaphosa

This week, Ivan Israelstam explains two aspects of the interview and employment process. This article explains what information the law requires a job applicant to provide to the potential employer. Then, what action an employer may take - if they find out that the - now employee - misrepresented any aspect of their qualifications or experience.  Cases are quoted to indicate why it is necessary to follow the correct procedures prior to taking such action. 

 

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Paying an employee
workers digging

One of the unfortunate consequences for employees of this outbreak of corona virus, is potential retrenchment. This week Ivan explains the benefits offered by the Department of Employment and Labour to mitigate this eventuality, and reminds employers of the importance of following the consultation steps as set our in the retrenchment clauses of the Labour Relations Act. 

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