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16
Mar

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Second Generation Outsourcing: Can You Retrench?

It has recently become less contentious as to whether second generation outsourcing falls under section 197 of the Labour Relations Act, the law protecting employees when a business or a part thereof is taken over. BY   lvan lsraelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management Consulting. He may be contacted on (011) 888-7944 or 0828522973 or […]

21
Jan

0

False Job Credentials – A Frequent Reality

BY lvan lsraelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management Consulting. He may be contacted on (011) 888-7944 or 0828522973 or on e-mail address: ivan@labourlawadvice.co.za. In South Africa, where there is heavy competition for jobs it is not unusual for job applicants to deceive prospective employers in order to improve their chances of being offered a […]

16
Jan

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Dismissals

Legal Representation At Disciplinary Hearings

  Item 4 of the Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (The Code) contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) states that, when an enquiry is held into an employee’s alleged misconduct “The employee should be allowed …… the assistance of a trade union representative or fellow employee.” It is on this basis […]

08
Dec

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JAMES BOND EMPLOYERS FALL FOUL OF PROBATIONARY LAW  

Employers frequently misuse probation agreements to get rid of employees instantly because:  the employee has committed misconduct the employer wants to make space for a friend or cousin of the owner the employee ‘does not fit in’ a manager ‘does not like the employee’s face’ Written by lvan lsraelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management […]

03
Dec

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ULTERIOR MOTIVES FOR RETRENCHMENTS NOT ON  

While all retrenchments are painful and often devastating for employees it is normal for employers to retrench employees after serious losses have been incurred because the employer cannot afford to pay their salaries. It can also happen that those executives responsible for managing the company are disciplined for allowing the financial losses to occur. However, […]

03
Nov

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A HUNDRED THOUSAND REASONS TO ACCEPT SEX CHANGES  

Section 6(1) of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibits employers from unfairly discriminating, directly or indirectly, against an employee on numerous grounds including gender and sex. BY   lvan lsraelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management Consulting. He may be contacted on (011) 888-7944 or 0828522973 or on e-mail address: ivan@labourlawadvice.co.za. This article first appeared in […]

21
Jul

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Labour Law Seminar 17 October 2014

Treat Workplace Disruptions with Care

Where employees disrupt the workplace the operations of the business can be seriously affected. This article was written by lvan lsraelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management Consulting. He may be contacted on (011) 888-7944 or 0828522973 or on e-mail address: ivan@labourlawadvice.co.za. This article first appeared in The Star.

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