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Labour Law Amendments –

Update and Critical Implications for Business

The Amendment Bills have been the subject of much controversy – and uncertainty - for many months. Many employers have incorrectly ignored the debates and rumblings, saying that they are not labour brokers and hence not affected. Whilst the Labour Broker debate has received all the attention, many of the proposed amendments will directly impact all business. Join us for an important update and critical overview of risk areas for business, employers, directors and employees.

Our guest speakers will cover the following topics:
General Update

  • the proposed amendments to the South African Labour Laws
  • where are we at ?
  • where to from here?
  • a general overview of the key areas – BCEA and LRA;
  • the raging debate on Labour Brokers is almost over– the final outcome and how it will impact on your business.
Dismissal of Senior Employees
  • crucial changes to dismissal of senior employees;
  • limited protection for senior employees at the CCMA;
  • re-looking contracts of employment.
Contracts, Brokers, Union rights
  • Limitation on the use of fixed-term contracts beyond 6 months;
  • Restrictive definitions of temporary staff vs permanent staff and the question of equal benefits;
  • Increased liability for employers who hire staff from labour brokers;
  • Increased liability for employers involved in sham or LRA-avoidance schemes;
  • Increased powers of CCMA when deciding on trade union rights.

People – Employment, Probation, Appraisal, Dismissal

PANEL OF SPEAKERS

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Arseyah Kadwa

Arseyah Kadwa holds BA and LLB degrees and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management, from the University of Natal, Durban.

Arseyah has acted for and advised many corporate clients, having represented clients at the CCMA, Labour Court and various Bargaining Councils. She has conducted extensive training in the area of labour law, spoken at public seminars and conferences, on various topics in the area of Labour Law.


She is currently the proprietor of Arseyah Kadwa and Associates, and specialises in Employment Law.
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Chris Haralambous

Chris Haralambous is a partner at Cox Yeats attorneys and heads the Labour Law Team. Haralambous was asked by the KZN Law Society to run a workshop on the proposed legislative amendments to labour legislation and the implications for business and labour professionals.

Chris graduated from Howard College School of Law at the University of Natal, Durban in 1993. Today he has almost 20 years experience in private practice, specialising in Employment Law, Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also a qualified arbitrator and Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators.

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Nic Nortje
Nic completed B.A. and LL.B degrees before consulting for a large corporate as Labour Law Consultant. He went on to found NORTJE & ASSOCIATES (N & A), an IR Consulting firm focused on Employment and Management issues. After 10 years he transformed N & A into NKR, a Labour Law, Human Resource and Management Consulting firm. NKR has been in business for 15 years and specializes in outsourced HR.

Nic has gained a wealth of IR & HR experience in a variety of industries, including facilitation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, negotiation, conflict resolution, consultation (s189 retrenchment), writing articles for the media, compiling training material, strategic planning and business management.
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Date13 September 2013
TimeRegistration at 08:00; Seminar from 08:30 to 11:30;
CostR495 (ex VAT)
VenueDurban Country Club

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7 Module part-time programme

  • Introduction to Labour Relations Act
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Contracts of Employment
  • Discipline and Dismissal
  • Poor Performance Management
  • Retrenchment
  • CCMA Conciliation & Arbitration
  • Grievances & Strikes
  • 7 Week Course
Course information
DateStarting - 8 October 2013
Time09:00 to 12:00
CostR4950 (excl. VAT)
PlaceTo be confirmed
Includes training manuals, refreshments and certificates.

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