Why potential retrenchees are entitled to representation

When an employer contemplates retrenching employees it must have a good reason for going through with such an idea. Reasons for retrenchment that are not acceptable include the employer’s personal dislike of the employee, a desire to replace the employee with a family member, the employee’s misconduct, poor performance, population group, state of pregnancy or trade union affiliation.

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Why shifts in attitude by business leadership is set to make waves in traditional offices

The speed and ever changing disruption to the global business environment has leaders rethinking how to create more robust organisations – and the impact is likely to be felt most keenly in the office, the frontline of the change.

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Employee rights proposed for persons in film and television industry

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa’s employment law.

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Learning to soar on the current of change

No animal loves a storm more than an eagle. Unlike other birds, eagles get wildly excited as they sense a change in the movement of the wind and spot the formation of clouds on the horizon. They know: a storm is coming. Without an ounce of fear, eagles fly into the storm with courage and zest, leveraging the wind gusts to lift above the clouds, enabling them to rest their wings as they soar higher to search for prey.

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Gartner predicts 69% of routine work currently done by managers will Be completely automated by 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots are rapidly making headway into the workplace. By 2024, Gartner, Inc. predicts that these technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager’s workload.

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