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Can an arbitrator grant relief under s198B after the expiry of the fixed-term contract?

South Africa - May 27 2019 One of the 2014 amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) sought to curb the reliance on fixed-term contracts by employers, which took the form of…

Fiona Leppan, Mayson Petla.

Writing an arbitration award: is it an irregularity if a commissioner outsources the responsibility of writing an arbitration award to a quality controller?

South Africa - February 4 2019 Without a doubt, one would expect that arbitration awards are written and finalised by commissioners. Arbitration awards are edited and formatted by…

Fiona Leppan.

The right to religion in the workplace - a careful balance between the right and the employer’s business requirements

South Africa - November 19 2018 South African workplaces are not immune to the winds of change blowing towards the direction of the constitutional project. The essence of this…

Ndumiso Zwane.

Political insignia has no place in the workplace

South Africa - June 11 2018 Unless an employer is a political organisation or has an interest in a specific political party, employers generally have a duty to create and…

Cyprian Mthembu, Fiona Leppan.

Release of the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill (2018) is imminent

South Africa - May 11 2018 On 9 May 2018, Cabinet approved the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill of 2018, which seeks to amend the current legislation, namely the…

Devon Jenkins, Fiona Leppan.