Aimed at regulating proceedings in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), the CCMA Rules serve a vital function.  However, in the recent judgment of the Labour Court, the Labour Court declined to uphold the enforcement of the CCMA’s rule regarding objections to the con/arb process.  This resulted in a default award against the

The Minister of Labour has determined that from 1 March 2023, the earnings threshold under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (BCEA) increased from R224 080.48 per annum (approximately R18 673.37 per month) to R241 110.59 per annum (approximately R20 092.55 per month).

The national minimum wage increased from R23.19 per hour to

This blog was co-authored by Heidi Davis, Candidate Attorney

In an October 2022 judgment, the New Zealand Employment Courts concluded that Uber drivers are employees who are entitled to the protection and benefits offered by their employment law.

This decision will encourage voices advocating for the rights of Gig workers globally to be aligned with

This is the 17th paper in our Transforming Workplace series. In our earlier article, we explored why employees’ expectations of their leaders have changed and why organisations need to upgrade leaders’ skills and behaviours.   In this paper we now examine ow organisations can upskill their leaders to meet the specific leadership challenges arising from ‘work

On 1 June 2022 the Labour Court found that the dismissal of an employee for contravention of the employer’s zero-tolerance Alcohol and Substance Abuse policy, by repeatedly testing positive for having cannabis in her system, did not amount to unfair discrimination nor an automatically unfair dismissal. [Bernadette Enever v Barloworld Equipment, a division of

This is the 16th paper in our Transforming Workplace series. In our previous paper, we discussed how to make ‘work from anywhere’ work better.  In this paper we now examine whether the day of the office, as we know it, has ended

Work from Anywhere:  The end of the office? – Transforming Workplace – #16

This is the 15th paper in our Transforming Workplace series. In this paper we examine how ‘work from anywhere’ can be made to work better.

Work From Anywhere: Make it work better -Transforming Workplace – #15

This article is part of our Transforming Workplace series.  Other articles exploring the opportunities, challenges and risk of

This blog was co-authored by Thando Ndita, candidate attorney

Last month the Minister of Employment and Labour published proposed amendments to the Employment Services Act, 2014, the purpose of which is to address high unemployment and the “high representation of foreign nationals” in the unskilled sector. Foreign nationals include all persons who

In our previous article in the Transforming Workplace series we outlined the benefits of short-term “work from anywhere”.  In this article, we focus on the advantages of introducing flexible hours and days.

The Decline (and Fall?) of the Five-Day Workweek

This article is part of our Transforming Workplace series.  Other articles exploring the opportunities,