Labour Law


This topic contains analyses and news with regards to employment legislation and case law, exploring employer and employee rights, employment contracts, employment equity, retrenchments and dismissals.


Not my strike, still my problem

May a company interfere in a labour dispute to which it is not a party if the dispute results in violent strike action adversely affecting its business operations? Strike action can often turn violent. Violence, in addition to the withdrawal of labour, is used to force…

Worker’s Month: All in a day’s work

Although the first recorded May Day celebration in South Africa dates back to 1895, we have only officially celebrated Worker’s Day since 1994. We recognise this day, in South Africa and in 80 countries around the world, in an effort to ensure fair labour practices…

A new dawn for industrial action in South Africa

Rampant strike violence has necessitated that social partners develop some sort of guideline in order to deal with collective bargaining and industrial action. Employers and employees alike try to rely on our courts to regulate strikes and collective bargaining…
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Part 1: The New Approach To Maternity Leave

2017 looks set to bring about unprecedented change in South Africa when it comes to leave relating to the birth or adoption of a child. A fresh approach to maternity leave has already been sanctioned by the Labour Court, one that goes beyond the traditional notion that…


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