Amendments to Employment Legislation

Amendments to Employment Legislation

By: Anastasia Vatalidis, Director: Head of Labour & Employment practice

On 17 December 2010 the Minister of Labour published four Bills in the Government Gazette aimed at effecting extensive changes to the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act.

In addition a fourth Bill, the Employment Services Bill, has been introduced. Once enacted, this new Bill will extensively regulate the labour broker industry and those making use of labour brokers.

The Werksmans Employment law team provides insights into the proposed amendments:

Vodcast: Employment Services Bill

Anastasia Vatalidis comments on the implications of the new Employment Services Bill with specific focus on how it aims to regulate the South African labour broker industry and those making use of labour brokers:

Vodcast: Amendments to the BCEA and the EE Bill

Bradley Workman-Davies highlights the implications of the proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Bill and the Employment Equity Bill.

Vodcast: Labour Relations Amendment Bill

Sandile July speaks on the Labour Relations Amendment Bill and gives an overview of the purposed Bill and how it aims to curtail the right to strike.

Gazetted Draft Legislation

Services include dealing with

  • Mergers and acquisitions employment related issues
  • Employment agreements, and policies & procedures
  • General employment advice
  • Health and safety legislation advice
  • Litigation and private dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Pension fund law
  • Public law employment-related issues
  • Regulatory advice
  • Transferring and outsourcing of businesses
  • Workplace audits
  • Workplace employment equity and discrimination issues
  • Workplace discipline and counselling
  • Collective bargaining
  • Workplace training