Dealing with an employee refusal to testify at an arbitration or...

Claire Turner | Provincial Manager | CEO | Consolidated Employers Organisation (CEO SA) | mail me | Employers might face situations where witnesses necessary for...

Political affiliations in the workplace – what employers need to know

Navigating political affiliations in the workplace is a complex task for South African employers. There are valuable insights on this topic, emphasizing the importance of maintaining political neutrality to foster a harmonious work environment. 

Does the Labour Court have jurisdiction to hear matters that have...

A recent Labour Court matter, Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union on Behalf of Espach v Polokwane Local Municipality (2024) 45 ILJ 308 (LC) involved an application that was made under Section 158(1)(c) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) 66 of 1995. The case involved an applicant who was employed by the municipality.

Evolving a workforce strategy – introducing the 6R model

In the contemporary business environment, characterised by rapid technological advancements, globalisation, and shifting workforce dynamics, organisations face unprecedented challenges in workforce planning and management. Traditional models, focused primarily on headcount, no longer suffice as companies navigate the complexities of digital transformation, remote work, and an increasingly diverse and dynamic workforce.

Landmark ruling – criminal records no longer a hiring barrier

In a recent landmark ruling, the Labour Court's decision in the case of Connor v Lexisnexis (Pty) Ltd (P18/24) [2024] ZALCPE 11 sheds light on the evolving stance towards employing individuals with a criminal record. The court's acceptance of the employee's claim for unfair discrimination underscores a fundamental shift in perspective, advocating for fairness and inclusivity in the workplace.

The unexpected impact of digital nomad visa on local coders

With South Africa getting closer to rolling out a digital nomad visa, it is a mix of good news for the economy but also a cause for concern about how it might affect our local coders. Remote work is gaining popularity, allowing individuals to combine travelling the globe with maintaining full-time employment.

The lasting effects of COVID-19 work-from-home & digitisation

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lock down brought with it many ongoing consequences for the working world. Although at the end of 2023, analysts predicted that work-from-home (WFH) would be eradicated over the next few years, the first quarter of 2024 is painting a different picture.

REPORT | Mental health challenges remain as top issues for women

I am quite concerned that 29% of the women surveyed globally have expressed that they feel their right to live free from violence is deteriorating. Closer to home, it is concerning that at 19% more than the global average, 50% of the South African women surveyed feel that their right to earn an equal wage is deteriorating.

Agreeable personalities a top target for cybercriminals

People with an agreeable personality have a higher chance of being manipulated by cybercriminals to share private and sensitive information. The study suggests a striking correlation between personality types and cybersecurity risk. I surveyed close to 700 people on their personality type and how likely they were to respond to different social engineering attacks - when cybercriminals trick people into giving up private information or passwords or clicking on harmful links.

Submitting a fake doctor’s note could cost you your job

It’s the law. If you are absent from work for more than two consecutive days, or more than twice within eight weeks, you have to provide a doctor’s note to your employer, according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).


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