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Labour Law Management Consulting

Preparation for disciplinary hearings essential

14th January 2013 While acting as a CCMA arbitrator and as the chairperson of disciplinary hearings over the past years I have noted numerous reasons why employers... 

Misuse of discipline is dangerous

7th January 2013 This is the first in a series of tips on the effective and legally compliant use of discipline. It can be very tempting for managers to use their... 

Intolerable employment relationship essential to justify dismissal

12th December 2012 The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal provides that, where employers are considering dismissing an employee they should be able to justify this... 

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Courts denounce workplace racism

30th November 2012 Now that the Department of Labour is cracking down on employers who fail to implement affirmative action employers are making more and more panic... 

Crack down on disruptions of disciplinary hearings

29th November 2012 The central reason that a presiding officer (PO) attends a disciplinary hearing is to hear and understand the evidence from both sides. The PO must... 

Knowledge today keeps the CCMA away

5th November 2012 In comparing those of our corporate clients which have poor employee relations with those where industrial relations are sound it is clear that,... 

Double jeopardy costs employer 12 months’ remuneration

18th October 2012 Double Jeopardy occurs where an employee is punished twice for the same incident of misconduct or poor performance. Normally, such discipline would... 

Employers beware: ignorance of the law is no excuse

20th September 2012 Due to the fact that ignorance of the law is no excuse employers who do not know the law normally come of second best at the CCMA. For example, in... 

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