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CCMA violations – how to stay out of trouble

CCMA violations - how to stay out of trouble In a recent article published we were once again reminded of the hot water we can land in when we don't adhere to the labour laws.   Spar owner has 14 days to pay over R11m to staff for labour law violations   An owner of eight Spar grocery stores has been ordered to pay over R11m to staff for not complying with labour laws. The Department of Employment and Labour on Monday issued a statement indicating that the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration had granted it eight arbitration awards The [...]

CCMA violations – how to stay out of trouble2020-03-19T18:53:35+02:00

Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling

Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling Jan 27 2020 17:23 Wilmien Wicomb   When a union negotiates a retrenchment agreement with an employer, should this be binding on employees who are not members of the union? The Constitutional Court ruled on this last week. One of the objectives of the 1995 Labour Relations Act (LRA) was to guarantee the freedom of employees to form and join trade unions and to strike, and the rights of trade unions to bargain collectively with employers and employers’ organisations. In line with international accepted mechanisms, the majoritarian path was chosen [...]

Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling2020-01-29T17:45:16+02:00

Parental leave is effective from 1 January 2020

On 18 December 2019, President Ramaphosa announced an effective date of 1 January 2020 for sections 1 to 7 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018. This effectively amends the Basic Conditions of Employment Act to provide for, inter-alia, the much-anticipated parental leave. As from the 1st of January 2020 the three days family responsibility leave that employees were entitled to upon the birth of a child, was replaced with parental leave as per the Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018. The remainder of section 27 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Family Responsibility Leave) remains intact, entitling employees [...]

Parental leave is effective from 1 January 20202020-01-08T10:44:25+02:00