Labour Matters

A resignation is something done by the employee alone and is not something that requires an employer’s input or agreement. The court clarified that a resignation involves two separate elements: 1. The unilateral act of resignation; and 2. The requirement to give notice. The resignation isn’t invalid if the employee doesn’t give proper notice. This…

Employees have many rights and responsibilities that are enforceable by law. Employee rights protect workers from hazardous workplace conditions, employer discrimination and other circumstances that threaten an employee’s safety and well-being. Although there are different types of law governing employees, (e.g. the Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act and Income Tax Legislation), definitions…

Not understanding the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and its processes can deny the public use of the accessible and low-cost service the commission renders and may cause some frustration. The CCMA is an independent body established by law to carry out a range of workplace dispute resolution and prevention functions. The CCMA…