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Labour Relations Act Amendment 2014: An Overview of Material Changes

On 18 August 2014, the President of the Republic of South Africa assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 (“Amendment Act”). The Amendment Act came into effect on 1 January 2015 and introduces significant changes to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA”). The most crucial of these amendments are briefly addressed […]

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Effective and Fair Disciplinary Enquiries: Practical Guidelines

Effective and fair disciplinary enquiries have many significant and positive effects in the workplace.  In addition to avoiding the obvious consequences of an unfair dismissal referral, and all the cost and time involved in the litigation of such a dispute, effective and fair disciplinary enquiries assist with the establishment of trust in management.  Employees feel

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