Probation Period Issue

ISSUE Whether an employee is a permanent employee at the end of the agreed probationary period where the employer does not explicitly confirm permanent employment and the employee’s contract of employment requires such confirmation and the employee is still subject to...

Disciplinary Code: Verbal, Written, and Final Written Warning

Because of the progressively corrective nature of disciplinary action, the sanction applied should also be progressive in nature. Depending on the severity of the offense and the circumstances under which it as committed, the sanction can range from a verbal warning...

The fast-tracking of amendments to the Employment Equity (EE) Act

The fast-tracking of amendments to the Employment Equity (EE) Act, “Our intention is to resuscitate legislation that could not go through. We hope Parliament will prioritise the bills because their amendments were at (an) advanced stage,” he said. Nxesi said that...

National Health Insurance (NHI)

National Health Insurance – The impact of B-BBEE on hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers The recent announcement of the National Health Insurance Bill (Government Gazette no. 42598 of 26 July 2019) has put healthcare providers under considerable pressure....

The provisions of the Labour Relations Act (LRA)

The provisions of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) make the implementation of retrenchment difficult and turns large scale retrenchments into a nightmare for employers. Section 189 of the LRA lays down a number of strict requirements, the breach of which would normally...