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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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Beware interference with employee benefits 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st June 2011 As I have mentioned previously, employers are not taken to the CCMA only for reasons of unfair dismissal. Employees may take employers to the CCMA... 

Private dispute resolution a good option

27th May 2011 It is important for the labour dispute resolution process to be kept as short as possible. However, at the same time the outcome must be fair. The... 

Expect the unexpected at arbitration 

4th May 2011 The parties to a labour dispute have the option of jointly referring the dispute to private arbitration. However, where the employee prefers to... 

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