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Labour Law in a Nutshell June 2019

REFUSAL TO CHANGED CONDITIONS: Can an employer dismiss employees for refusing to accept changes in working conditions?  Yes – said the labour court in Numsa vs Trident Steel[1]. The company needed to restructure its operations to survive. It redefined job descriptions and its workforce by about 500 mainly through VSP’s in consultation with Numsa. However, […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell April 2019

  RESIGNATION & DISCIPLINE: Can an employer proceed with a disciplinary enquiry after an employee resigns with immediate effect on receipt of a notice of suspension or notice of enquiry? No & Yes “No” – said the Labour Court in Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services[1]in October 2016 . “Yes” – said the court later in Coetzee […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell January 2019

LABOUR LAW in a Nutshell: What to expect in 2019? Politics The upcoming elections will turbo charge the levels of populist rhetoric and activity in both public and private workplaces.  Competition between the pro-poor and left leaning Saftu versus its former comrades, the ANC aligned and more moderate Cosatu will intensify in the media and […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell November 2018

LABOUR LAW IN A NUTSHELL November 2018 COLLECTIVE MISCONDUCT:   What’s the difference between collective and derivative misconduct and why is it important to distinguish between them? PRASA Case PRASA[1] had to pay a high price for failing to make the distinction after it fired 700 employees for derivative misconduct. They suspected NTM members for burning […]

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TRUST AT THE TOP:  Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down?

TRUST AT THE TOP:  Can a Board of Directors skip the disciplinary procedure and use a fast-track procedure to dismiss a CEO when they believe the trust relationship has broken down? This possibility of such a novel procedure emerged in the Labour Court[1] in October. The CEO applied to court for an urgent interdict to […]

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Transnet CEO fights firing

Guests Edward Kieswetter | Group Chief Executive at Alexander Forbes Patrick Deale | Labour Law Expert from Deale Attorneys Click here for full Podcast: http://www.702.co.za/podcasts/180/the-best-of-the-xolani-gwala-show/121893/transnet-ceo-fights-firing The post Transnet CEO fights firing appeared first on Deale Attorneys. Source: Deale Attorneys