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CCMA guidelines on misconduct crucial

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th September 2011 Early last year I informed readers of the CCMA’s decision to draft a set of guidelines on Misconduct Arbitrations in terms of the provisions of the... 

Foreign employers can’t escape South African labour law

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th September 2011 When a foreign embassy is situated in South Africa it is in fact, according to law, based on foreign soil. A South African working at a South... 

Small employers fall prey to LRA provisions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2011 Many well established employers, especially the larger ones are starting to develop an understanding of labour legislation and are trying to comply... 

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Forced changes to employment conditions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2011 Operational circumstances often create the need for employers to change the employment conditions of employees. Such circumstances could include: 

Controlling shop stewards is tough

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2011 There are numerous circumstances where a shop steward’s activities have drawn a retail manager into assaulting, threatening or otherwise... 

Disciplinary Hearings: When should external counsel be permitted?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd August 2011 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... 

When does a job applicant become an employee?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2011 Case law makes it very dangerous for an employer to sign employment contracts before it is certain that there is definitely a job for the applicant... 

You are guilty until you prove yourself innocent – Employers must tell employees the rules 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th June 2011 Many employers have still not come to terms with the fact that they cannot just fire their employees without good cause. Section 188(1)(a) of the... 

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