Independent Contractors

Section 213 (f) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 defines an employee as: “(a) any person, excluding an independent contractor who works for another person or for the state and who receives, or is entitled to receive and … Continue reading

Alcohol in the workplace

Alcohol in the workplace. The basis for any contract of employment is that the employee will render a service to the employer in return for (usually) payment of a sum of money. Linked to this is the understanding that the … Continue reading

Labour Brokers Unfair Dismissal

One of the recent developments in the South African workforce is the growing popularity of Labour Brokers and temporary employment services. These are agencies with whom job seekers can register and who maintain a form of database of their members. … Continue reading

Constructive Dismissal

Section 186(e) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 defines dismissal in this context as occurring when: “an employee terminated a contract of employment with or without notice because the employer made continued employment intolerable for the employee”. Several … Continue reading