Employment Law

Our Employment Law team specialises in representing management in many national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, tertiary education institutions, public utility bodies, parastatals and small businesses.

Our areas of expertise include inter alia:

  • Collective bargaining issues, including the drafting of recognition agreements and advice on preparation, planning and handling of wage negotiations
  • Contracts of employment and terms of engagement of executives
  • Demarcation disputes
  • Discrimination in the workplace, disability discrimination, gender discrimination
  • Due diligence exercises to assess legal risks associated with transactions relating to transfers of businesses, employees and retirement funds
  • Employment tribunal
  • Enquiries in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, and
  • Mines Health and Safety Act
  • Forensic audits
  • Grievance, disciplinary and other procedural agreements
  • Health and safety agreements
  • Interdicts for strikes, as well as managing strikes
  • Litigation in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court
  • Lockouts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restraint of trade agreements
  • Restructuring and right-sizing
  • Running arbitrations in the CCMA and/or bargaining councils in relation to dismissals and alleged unfair labour practices
  • Social Media Law:
    • Advertising standards and media laws
    • Consumer protection laws
    • Copyright and trademark
    • Corporate Social Media strategy
    • Electronic communications policy
    • Enforcement mechanisms
    • Privacy and data protection
    • Social Media policy drafting and enforcement
    • Staff training
  • Termination of employment
  • Wage negotiations

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