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work permit

Being in possession of a valid work permit- is it an operational requirement?

Introduction                                                                                                               […]

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developing skills in the work place

Developing skills in the work place

Statutory provisions to ensure certain categories of Employees receive adequate theoretical and practical training has existed since 1922. These statutory provisions are an important and integral part of South Africa’s overall objective to reduce poverty which will lead to increased employment and reducing crime and increase economic growth which will improve international competitiveness. A strategy […]

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The use of a polygraph test in Employment law in South Africa

The use of a polygraph test, commonly referred to as a lie detector test and is currently unregulated in South Africa. The test is administered by a Polygraphist who measures and records the physiological indices such as blood pressure, pulse, sweat glands and cardiovascular responses of the person being test, while the subject is asked […]

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Are conciliation proceedings at the CCMA privileged? A case study perspective.

The Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995, as amended (hereinafter referred to as “the LRA”), is regarded as the most important part of any Labour Legislation. The Labour Relations Act created structures for the purpose of collective bargaining, this included bargaining and statutory councils. The above-mentioned councils, in conjunction with the Commission for Conciliation, […]

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disciplinary hearings

Disciplinary hearings- the correct way to dismiss misbehaving Employees

Many Employers struggle when it comes to dismissing misbehaving Employees. Some Employers do not discipline misbehaving Employees for years. Then suddenly one day when they (the Employer) have had enough of the misbehaving Employee’s behaviour (and all the years of misconduct which they were not disciplined for at all); dismiss them either without following any […]

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