The recent amendments to South African Labour Laws are in full force. These amendments were initiated in 2010 when there was a sudden need to eliminate labour brokers and prevent the abuse of vulnerable temporary workers. In the last year, new regulations were published for the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, Labour Relations Act and Employment Services Act. These regulations deal with a host of issues including the treatment of temporary employment contracts, efficiency of the CCMA, equal pay for equal work, discrimination in the workplace, union involvement in certain sectors and industrial dispute resolution.
Due to the magnitude and importance of these amendments, the Department of Labour is once again embarking on a round of national roadshows to educate employers on the correct implementation of the regulations. The first presentation will take place in Pretoria at the CSIR from 09:00 to 13:00 on Friday 05 June 2015.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about these important amendments to labour laws and to get answers where there are still grey areas.
For more information, go to the Department of Labour’s website