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Why comply with the Rules of the Labour Court as well as the Practice Manual?

Why comply with the Rules of the Labour Court as well as the Practice Manual?

The Labour Court Practice Manual (Practice Manual), which came into effect on 1 April 2013, provides guidelines on the standards of conduct in the Labour Court and also promotes consistency in practice and procedure. Whilst…

Employee Law
Long-standing practice or contractual term?

Long-standing practice or contractual term?

It is trite law that the employment contract commences from the moment the parties reach agreement on its essential terms. The parties are free to regulate their respective rights and duties in the contract in…

January 2017
Enforcing a restraint of trade

Enforcing a restraint of trade

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Gender inequality and the persistent wage gap

In the Global Gender Gap Index, which measures different aspects of gender based inequality, South Africa ranks 18th out of 142 countries.However, when the specific category of wage inequality is examined, South Africa ranks 83rd…

HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace

Where an employer has HIV positive employees on their staff, can they use competence as a measure to dismiss an employee on that basis alone? No.Yet, being HIV positive has become a dismissible offence according…