Labour Law Advice

Like societies, legal rules change all the time. In South Africa, labour law is one of the most dynamic parts of our legal system. In 2001 amendments were made to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and the Basic Conditions of Employment 75 of 1997. A constant stream of new decisions issuing from our courts  accompanies these legislative developments.

Labour Law is a system or body of rules, there are a number of sources of those rules; from the contract of employment to collective agreements to legislation, which regulate relationships between employers and employees, between employers and trade unions, between employer’s organisations and trade unions, and relationships between the State, employers, employees, trade unions and employer’s organisations.

The aim of the labour law rules is to protect the interest of both the employees and employers and to enhance peace at the workplace.

It is one of our Company’s objectives to ensure and to assist in the maintaining of sound employee relations in the workforce, which is necessary for its success and for the fair treatment of all employees. In order to achieve this objective we inform and implement these rules, which are expected of all to comply with as to ensure that labour harmony is maintained and to prevent inefficiency or losses and to regulate mutually satisfactory behaviour.

This all can be achieved by well-motivated employees whose standards of performances and conduct are managed in a fair, reasonable and consistent manner by implementing labour rules into disciplinary codes, policies and procedures.

Our Company also offers the following:

  • Expert advice on labour law issues
  • Contracts of Employment
    • General Employee Agreement
    • Fixed term contracts – Defined by Time
    • Fixed term contracts – Defined by Purpose
    • Domestic & Farm contracts
    • Agreement for Independent contractors
    • Service Agreements
    • Etc.
  • Comprehensive disciplinary codes, procedures and documentation
  • Policies and procedures
    • HIV/AIDS policy
    • Sexual Harassment policy
    • E-mail and electronic communication policy
    • Smoking policy
    • Etc.
  • Other agreements
    • Loan agreements
    • Acknowledgement of debt
    • Etc.