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Workplace racism | No song and dance!

In a judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on 13 September 2018, in the case of Duncanmec (Pty) Limited v Gaylard N.O. and Others [2018] ZACC 29, the court was faced with the question as to whether employees who sang a racially offensive struggle song during a peaceful strike should be dismissed.

Constitutional Court ruling | A change in the nature of labour...

On 26 July this year, the Constitutional Court clarified that organisations are deemed to be the employer of workers they accessed through labour brokers after those employees have been employed at their workplace for more than three months.

Immigrant employment obligations and the law

Many people throughout Africa, look at South Africa is a place which offers socio-economic opportunities; and as a result, it has become home to many inter-regional and inter-continental migrants seeking gainful employment.

Johannesburg fire raises legal considerations for workers

The recent fire which broke out in a government building in central Johannesburg lead to the tragic loss of lives of three firefighters who were attempting to put out the blaze. The lives, and health of safety of employees working in the building were also put at risk.

PODCAST | Insights into the CCMA

Nerine Kahn spent 10 years fixing the CCMA. What a decade of achievement! A superb interview conducted with a straight shooter. In 2006 Nerine Kahn moved from the Department of Labour to the CCMA leaving a LEGACY PAR EXCELLENCE in her wake when she left in 2016. Essential listening for insight into the CCMA.

Fraudulent qualifications on the national agenda

As unemployment in South Africa jumped to 27.2% for Q2 2018, the proverbial walls seem to be closing in on job seekers. The strain of this appears to be intensified among the youth who account for 63.5% of the total number of unemployed persons,irrespective of education level.

Addressing workplace stress, substance abuse and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree.

Labour broker ruling considerations

For most labour brokers and their clients, the new judgement by the Constitutional Court – which determines that TES employees are deemed permanent employees of the client after a three-month period – it means business as usual.

PODCAST | EFF insurgents undermine Trade Unions in the workplace

A SEMINAL interview with Nerine Kahn, CEO Employment Relations Exchange, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult, on how to deal with the recent insurgencies of the EFF into workplaces where they systematically force agreements between employers and trade unions, steal union membership and close businesses.

REPORT | Clearing the barriers to women’s progress in financial services

Financial services sector worldwide is missing ‘window of opportunity’ to support women’s career progress. Globally, financial services is falling behind other sectors when it comes to supporting women’s progress into senior positions, according to a report issued by PwC.
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