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25 June 2017
Legal Briefs
 
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26 May 2017
 
 
Employees must put employer’s interests first
LLMC
South African labour legislation gives employees a plethora of rights against the employer including the right to: Join trade unions Go on strike A fair reason and procedure for dismissal...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
Is the Labour Law Reasonable?
LLMC
While a great many labour law decisions are based on whether the employer’s actions were ‘reasonable’ fathoming what this means is extremely difficult because the concept of reasonableness has a...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
Workplace whistleblowers are well protected
LLMC
Employees who report employers for committing illegal or otherwise irregular acts are protected, in the first instance, by the Constitution of South Africa. Secondly, the Protected Disclosures Act...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Management prerogative not an automatic licence to fire employees with false credentials
LLMC
It is a management prerogative to know all facts about a prospective employee that are relevant to a job application. That is, the employee is obliged to: • Divulge information relevant to the...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
Does Management Prerogative Still Exist In SA?
LLMC
Due to the vagaries of our labour laws employers and employees are often confused about the meaning of numerous legal terms found in the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Employment Equity Act (EEA),...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Disciplinary Hearings – Biased Chairpersons Not On
LLMC
Under labour law employees have the right to a fair hearing before being dismissed and this includes the right to an impartial hearing chairperson. The factors that may suggest that the hearing...
 
 
25 Nov 2016
 
Dismissal for Poor Performance
LLMC
An employer who is taken to the CCMA after firing and employee for poor work performance will be required to prove that: The employee knew the required performance standard The standard was...
 
 
03 Oct 2016
 
Workplace Rebellions Can Wreak Havoc
LLMC
Most employers will experience some type of rebellion from their workforces at one time or another. Sometimes it is that very rebellion (possibly a strike) that helps bring the organisation’s life...
 
 
 
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