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What about Fixed Term Employment Contracts?

A few remarks on this much misused and abused form of contract Many employers utilize the Fixed Term Contract purely as a means of evading their statutory obligations in terms of the BCEA and the LRA and the EEA, and to save money by denying the employee the opportunity of pension/provident fund benefits and also…
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The national minimum wage: Where to from here?

The national minimum wage: Where to from here? Feb 20 2017 16:16  Rob Cooper Related Articles Labour view: Wage deal is a sellout to poverty Wanted: R28bn more in taxes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a national minimum wage agreement into existence on 8 February this year – the culmination of years of debate between…
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Minimum wage bill erodes R20m deal

Minimum wage bill erodes R20m deal Feb 04 2018 06:00 Dewald Van Rensburg   Johannesburg – The National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill has backtracked from last year’s agreement between unions and businesses in numerous small ways that water down the watershed new intervention in the labour market, warn unions. A joint submission by union federations…
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What is one month’s notice?

What is one month’s notice? By Joy Walker, Candidate Attorney and Talita Laubscher, Partner, in the Employment and Benefits practice at Bowmans The interpretation of a “month’s notice” in a termination clause and whether a qualifier, such as a “calendar month’s notice”, bears any significance, has been the subject of debate in our law for…
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The National Minimum Wage Bill

The National Minimum Wage Bill, 2017 and the Proposed Amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 2017 The National Minimum Wage Bill, 2017 and the Proposed Amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 2017 By Jayson Kent, Senior Associate and Taryn York, Candidate Attorney, Employment Law, Benefits & Industrial Relations, Cowan-Harper Attorney On…
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Lie about the reason for termination – or else….

Lie about the reason for termination – or else…. By Judith Griessel, Griessel Consulting   Imagine that an employee is legitimately dismissed for misconduct. A few days later a union official calls, requesting the company to change the reason for termination to “retrenchment” on the employee’s certificate of service and UIF form – so that…
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