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Formal vs informal disciplinary hearings

Formal vs informal disciplinary hearings

21st January 2014 The drafters of the Labour Relations Act of 1995 (LRA) expressly provided for accused employees to have a right to be heard. That is, section 188... 

Employment can begin before you start work

Employment can begin before you start work

6th January 2014 Employers must beware of concluding employment contracts that they are unable or unwilling to implement.. This is because, as soon as the applicant... 

Retrenchments and mutual terminations fuelling unemployment

4th December 2013 One must go far back in South African History to find a time when as many employees were losing their jobs as is happening right now. While... 

More Labour Law Management Consulting

Ensure that your executives have a full grasp of labour law

29th November 2013 One would expect that, with the passing of time, employers would become more experienced in how to treat employees in line with the law. However,... 

Managing shop stewards

5th November 2013 The trade union movement in South Africa is extremely powerful. This is not only because of the high proportion of unionised employees and because... 

Not even the Presidency is above labour law – bring proof before you dismiss

4th November 2013 Not even those who make labour law are above it. The government has implemented a set of labour laws that are immensely restrictive on employers.... 

Employers must provide details of disciplinary charges

14th October 2013 Section 186 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) gives every employee the right not to be unfairly dismissed or to be subjected to unfair labour... 

When Can You Dismiss For Incompatibility?

8th October 2013 Employees who are seen as trouble makers, eccentrics, disruptive, disagreeable, pushy, non-compliant, independent or who merely refuse to ‘suck up’... 

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