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LexisNexis announces partnership with SASLAW to advance labour law in SA

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Legal technology company LexisNexis South Africa’s drive to advance the Rule of Law took a major step forward with the announcement of a partnership with the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) in August 2021.

“We have technology solutions that align perfectly with SASLAW’s strategic focus on promoting the advancement of Labour Law in South Africa as a legal and academic discipline and encouraging collaboration between experts within the field of labour law,” said Videsha Proothveerajh CEO and Chair of the Board of LexisNexis South Africa.

“We view excellence in labour law as being pivotal to the stability, growth and development of our country.  By providing access to expert legal content, marketing resources, advanced technology and support, we aim to make it easier for legal professionals in the field to enhance their careers while enabling them to make a greater contribution to the nation,” she added.

SASLAW has entered into this partnership because it provides value-added benefits to its members at a time when the profession is steadily moving over to digital solutions that provide quick and efficient access to reliable content, powered by intelligent systems.

LexisNexis has created flexible and cost-effective Lexis Library starter packs ideal for SASLAW members who are first time users of the platform, with content that can be customised and selected from a wealth of labour solutions available.

The partnership offer also gives SASLAW members the opportunity to sign up for free case law updates (email alerts on the latest topical case law sent to SASLAW members free of charge), free access to Lexis Sign, an electronic signature tool for a predefined period, as well as discounted prices on targeted content available on the LexisNexis e-sales platform in the future.

It will also see LexisNexis South Africa and SASLAW collaborating closely on the upcoming SASLAW 24th Annual Hybrid Conference taking place on 7-8 October 2021, as well as on various thought leadership webinars.

The webinars will feature discussions facilitated by industry experts on topics relevant to SASLAW and LexisNexis stakeholders. The first will be a legislative update, where key pieces of labour legislation will be unpacked. The second webinar will focus on Recruitment challenges facing HR professionals, from employment equity and salary ranges to market flexibility, informal employment and employability.

SASLAW members will be kept informed of these initiatives and special offers via regular communication. The SASLAW newsletter will include insightful content to familiarise members with the range of LexisNexis solutions, designed to empower them as labour law professionals, that are on offer.

These include the Lexis Library customisable selection of labour law research resources, effective employee vetting tools for virtual recruitment, electronic signatures for the virtual office, as well as the efficient use of LexisNexis Practical Guidance to reduce outsourcing fees and empower in-house teams.

SASLAW is the latest partner to join LexisNexis South Africa’s growing ecosystem of like-minded partners which includes the East Africa Law Society (EALS), Africa Legal and the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA), among others, creating a platform for African countries to improve their competitiveness through enhancing the rule of law.