MANAGEMENT: Understanding the complexities of employment contracts

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Having an understandable employment contract is one of the basics of a good employee-employer relationship. Madelein van der Watt of Sage Pastel provides the basics of creating a sound employment contract.

INSIGHT: Sir, your maternity leave has been granted…

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South African labour legislation needs to be more progressive towards both men and women in the workplace that have children. Naledi Motsiri and Olivia Eleanor Timothy of Werksmans Attroneys unpack a recent case on maternity.

ECONOMY: Equality in a complex labour environment

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According to labour economist Andrew Levy, organisations will struggle to come to grips with the nuances of new and amended laws and regulations around equal work for equal pay and fixed-term contracts in 2015. Finweek investigates.

“We can’t force the industry not to use machines”

A new sectoral determination for farm workers, including a new minimum wage, can only be implemented in April next year, labour minister Mildred Oliphant said this afternoon. This, coupled with increased mechanisation on farms is likely to create continued tension between employers and their employees in the coming months.