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EMPLOYERS CAN DROWN IN THEIR REDUNDANCY POOLS

Due to the fact that some employers are unskilled in dealing both effectively and legally with poor performance or misconduct they look for other ways of getting rid of ‘troublesome employees. However, the law has made it clear that employers must use laid down corrective/disciplinary processes in such cases and are not allowed to misuse other methods such as retrenchments.

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Congratulations client, you're the sole employer of your TES employees

The Labour Appeal Court handed down judgment on 10 July 2017 in a highly anticipated appeal ruling on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) and the nature of temporary employment service employees' deemed employment with the client. More specifically, the judgment provides clarity on the interpretation of the “deeming provision” contained in s198A.

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EMPLOYEES WANT MORE MEANING IN THE WORKPLACE

“Employees are no longer content with just a pay cheque and good benefits. There is a soul-searching epidemic afoot in the workplace where they want meaning and passion,” says Mias de Klerk, professor in Human Capital Management and Leadership Development at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

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Working anywhere, anytime: The effects of technology on the world of work

Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. The use of such technology has enabled employees to work ‘anywhere, anytime.’ Employers tend to encourage it, as it is perceived to increase productivity and performance.

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment

More businesses are adopting a tough stance on sexual harassment. In particular, global organisations and multi-nationals are showing little tolerance for such behaviour and are willing to take discipline and dismiss even senior executives involved in such action.

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