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Fair is fair. Or is it?

Fair is fair. Or is it?

2nd September 2014 Last month I pointed out that defining the crucial labour law term “unfair” is extremely difficult for employers and employees. Because the term is... 

What is unfair?

What is unfair?

4th August 2014 Of all the confusing legal terms used in labour law the one that keeps most judges, arbitrators, employers and legal practitioners awake at night... 

Sexual harassment, gender discrimination not the same

Sexual harassment, gender discrimination not the same

27th June 2014 Section 6(1) of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibits employers from unfairly discriminating, directly or indirectly, against an employee in... 

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Con-arb – good idea or bad mistake?

Con-arb – good idea or bad mistake?

2nd June 2014 Due to the need to speed up the resolution of labour disputes the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides for a ‘short-cut’ process called con-arb... 

Employee defiance a growing problem

Employee defiance a growing problem

30th April 2014 South African employees are so heavily protected by the Constitution, by labour legislation, by the Labour Courts the CCMA and trade unions that... 

Is the labour law reasonable?

Is the labour law reasonable?

29th April 2014 One of the most unfathomable words used in labour legislation is the word ‘reasonable’. This is because: • When defining the concept dictionaries... 

Taking issue with arbitrators

Taking issue with arbitrators

14th April 2014 Where a party at the CCMA or bargaining council is unhappy with the award or ruling of an arbitrator he/she does not have the right of appeal.... 

Employers victimised by confusing legal terms

Employers victimised by confusing legal terms

31st March 2014 In my last article I mentioned that there are many labour law terms that are confusing, unclear and vague. Such terms are often either not defined... 

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