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Remedying the situation when everything goes wrong
The LAC in IDWU obo Linda & Others v Super Group outlines how to review a matter when there is no record of proceedings, and reminds us of factors to consider in deciding sanction.   [Read more]

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The final word - proving a breakdown in the trust relationship?
The LAC in Impala Platinum v Jansen & others made its strongest statement on whether its necessary to lead evidence to prove a breakdown in the trust relationship.
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Automatic termination of employment contract - part 1
Enforce Security Group v Mwelase & Others (LAC) found there was no dismissal when fixed term contracts ended due to the service contract with the client ending.
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Automatic termination of employment contract - part 2
AMCU & Others v Piet Wes Civils (LC) found there was a dismissal when an employer terminated fixed term contracts because a client terminated its service contract.
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Alan Rycroft (BA LLB LLM) is Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town. He is an admitted attorney with extensive experience in the labour law field. He is a part time senior commissioner with the CCMA and has been mediating and arbitrating labour disputes for over twenty years. From 1995 to 2000 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal. Alan has published extensively in the labour law field and is the author / co-author of “A Guide to South African Labour Law”,”Mediation : Principles, Process and Practice”, “Trade Unions and the Law in South Africa” and “Harassment in the Workplace”

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Established in 2003, Worklaw has become a leading labour law information and advice service in South Africa. Developed by some of South Africa`s most experienced labour relations practitioners, Worklaw empowers organizations, giving them what they need to manage labour relations effectively. Many of South Africa's top companies and government departments have been using Worklaw's services for over 10 years - we have a proven track record of providing a highly effective service.

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