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Cross-examination is a right

Cross-examination is a right

At a hearing arranged to discipline an employee both parties are entitled to bring witnesses. These witnesses may come from inside or outside the workplace. The accused employee has the right to cross-examine the witnesses…

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Rulings bring clarity to unions that have yet to adopt secret ballot amendments

Rulings bring clarity to unions that have yet to adopt secret ballot amendments

Section 23(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 provides that every worker has the right to strike. However, much like other rights, the right to strike is subject to section 36…

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Why strikes can mean disaster for employers

Why strikes can mean disaster for employers

Strike season has been dragged out much longer this year than previously. This adds to the rapidly weakening state of our economy. The large corporates can survive most strikes but smaller businesses could go under…

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False racial allegations are punishable by dismissal

False racial allegations are punishable by dismissal

Employees found guilty of falsely accusing their employers and colleagues of racism face getting the boot themselves. …

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Arbitrators can be taken to task

Arbitrators can be taken to task

It is true that the law does not allow any party to appeal against an award made by an arbitrator at the bargaining council or CCMA. …

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How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Very often, an employee is suspended while an investigation is conducted into allegations of misconduct or pending the holding and outcome of a disciplinary hearing. …

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What are the new measures to bring order to strikes?

What are the new measures to bring order to strikes?

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. …

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How is unfair dismissal compensation calculated?

How is unfair dismissal compensation calculated?

Section 194 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) allows arbitrators and judges to grant employees compensation for unfair dismissal where reinstatement is not appropriate. …

January 2019
Collective agreements regulating dismissals

Collective agreements regulating dismissals

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