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  • When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case? 4th July 2018
    The Labour Court (LC) in South Africa was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing. Ordinarily, in the absence of the presence of witnesses, a recordal of oral testimony would not hold much weight or value. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • Duty of care considerations for travelling employees 28th June 2018
    Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, from senior company executives to junior sales staff, across all company types and often across borders and continents. Travelling for business brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations of all sizes exercise the utmost duty of care […]
  • Labour law poster scam 26th June 2018
    The Department of Labour has called upon employers who come across individuals selling labour law posters to report them to the police. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? ConCourt will decide 20th June 2018
    On 28 May 2018, the Constitutional Court heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions. The parties to the dispute are the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied […]
  • Strike action leaves SA in the dark 15th June 2018
    Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • Industrial action compromises power supply 14th June 2018
    The power supply is constrained as a result of industrial action, Eskom said on Thursday, 14 June 2018. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe 13th June 2018
    NEWSWATCH: Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits 12th June 2018
    Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • Unions, government reach wage agreement 11th June 2018
    Labour unions and government have on Friday signed a three-year wage agreement, bringing an end to the lengthy wage negotiation process. Read more… | Send to a friend
  • PSA strike in violation of procedural rules 6th June 2018
    The Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo — on behalf of government and the Committee of Ministers — has condemned the unilateral decision of the Public Servants Association (PSA) to embark on strike action, in violation of bargaining rules and processes. Read more… | Send to a friend

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