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The Labour Laws Amendment Act has introduced three new types of parental leave, giving fathers and adoptive parents these amendments…

Parental Leave – New Rights Given to Parents

The Labour Laws Amendment Act has introduced three new types of parental leave, giving fathers and adoptive parents these amendments…

Hiring a Domestic Worker: What you need to know

The Labour Laws applicable to domestic workers are quite extensive. Read more for some of our most frequently asked questions.

Employers: Beware of fabrication!

Organisations need to implement safeguard mechanisms to avoid résumé discrepancies. Read on for more.

Sexual Harassment: Training HR

HR (Human Resources) play a fundamental role in any business. They oversee an important component of a successful business — a productive, thriving workforce. The role of human resource management is to organise people so that they can effectively perform work activities and deal with any issues that arise from personal interactions. As seen on […]

Sexual Harassment: The Employer’s Persepective

Although companies   may have convinced themselves that sexual harassment is very rare in the workplace, this seems to happen quite often.. South Africa has  sound legislation that deals with discrimination and a Constitution that protects the rights of its citizens, but many employees still have to face the reality of sexual abuse. Sexual harassment in […]

Employers Should Not Tolerate Workplace Racism

It is a known fact that South Africa has had a difficult racial history, in which discrimination was highly prevalent. In today’s times, it is not unusual to still find that racism continues to creep into workplaces but employers have a duty to act on this speedily and stamp it out at the first signs. […]

How to Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing

From time to time, every employer finds themselves in a position where they need to conduct a disciplinary hearing against a staff member. This can prove to be a difficult task for even larger employers, many of whom don’t manage to get all of the basics correct. Even though there may be a wealth of […]

What You Need To Know About Striking

The word “strike” has become synonymous with the South African landscape, especially in terms of workplace disputes. According to The Labour Relations Act No 66 of 1995 (hereafter referred to as the “LRA” or “the Act”), a strike is defined as “the partial or complete concerted refusal to work, or the retardation or obstruction of […]

CCMA: Daunting or Dauntless?

The demise of the Industrial Court and ascendance of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) signalled a shift from a highly adversarial model of labour relations to one aimed at promoting greater co-operation, industrial peace and social justice. The old adversarial system being characterised by significant delays in the resolution of disputes and […]