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Nov

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WORKPLACE WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE WELL PROTECTED

Employees who report employers for committing illegal or otherwise irregular acts are protected, in the first instance, by the Constitution of South Africa. Specifically, section 16 of the Bill of Rights gives everyone the right to freedom of expression and to impart information.   Secondly, the Protected Disclosures Act no.26 of 2000 (PDA) specifically protects […]

12
Oct

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NEDLAC PROCESS BESET BY CONFLICTING AGENDAS

‘NEDLAC’ stands for the National Economic Development and Labour Council. This is a high level forum where, amongst other things, legislation regarding labour and economic development issues is debated and formed in preparation for enactment in Parliament. This body therefore has a major responsibility to arrive at proposals for legislation that will promote economic development […]

15
Jun

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Employees – An Expence Or An Investment?

The most important reason for employing people is the need for their skills. The question is whether the money expended in order to acquire and retain these employee skills should be seen as an expense or as an investment. Most frequently employers consider the money spent on employment as an expense. This expense is most […]

02
Jun

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Cross Examination At Disciplinary Hearings

Cross examination is used universally in courts and tribunals and gives an accused the opportunity to challenge his/her accusers. However, it is conterntious as to whether an accused employee at a disciplinary hearing has the right to cross examine evidence brought against him/her. Before examining this question it is necessary to look at what is […]

18
May

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Equal Pay for Work Of Equal Value Now Compulsory

The new section 6(4) of the Equity Act (EEA) effective from 1 August 2014 classifies as unfair discrimination differing terms and conditions of employment where:   this difference is based on the grounds for unfair discrimination listed in the EEA and the employees affected are doing work of equal value.   It is stressed that […]

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