Updated to include additional information on employers' right to work checks for foreign nationals.
Updated to include information on the Government's announcement on 20 November 2016 regarding the introduction of a statutory national minimum wage.
An employment law guide to employee rights in South Africa, covering hours of work, rest breaks and rest periods, Sunday work, holiday and holiday pay, maternity and pregnancy rights, parental and paternity leave, family responsibility leave, part-time workers, fixed-term workers, temporary agency workers, transfers of undertakings, insolvency of employer, disciplinary procedures, and data privacy and protection.
Updated to include information on a decision by the Constitutional Court concerning the lawfulness of a lock-out.
An employment law guide to termination of employment in South Africa, covering notice periods, summary dismissal, dismissal on grounds of misconduct, dismissal on grounds of poor work performance, dismissal on grounds of incapacity arising from ill health or injury, dismissal on the grounds of the employer's operational requirements, severance payments, retirement age and dismissal, and unfair dismissal.
An employment law guide to contracts of employment in South Africa, covering probationary periods, types of contract, written statement of terms of employment, variation of terms and conditions of employment, and restraint of trade.
An employment law guide to equal opportunities in South Africa, covering exemptions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, affirmative action, and remedies and penalties.
An employment law guide to training and development in South Africa, covering Skills Development Levy and learnerships.
Useful online resources on employment law in South Africa.
An employment law guide to health and safety in South Africa, covering duties on employers and employees, safety representatives, enforcement and penalties, and compensation for injury or illness.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to South Africa.