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Specialist Labour Lawyers | South Africa

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Dispute Resolution

A specialist labour attorney can advise on where a dispute should be referred to and institute the proceedings on behalf of an employer.

Workplace Policies

An employer’s disciplinary policies are to be ‘reasonable, lawful and fair’ in terms of circumstances and operational requirements.

Informal mediation

It is advisable to pre-empt and prevent possible disputes by engaging with a labour expert well in advance of potential disputes.

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Who needs a Labour Lawyer?

Labour attorneys often help with negotiations between employers and employees to resolve disputes. Labour laws govern nearly every aspect of the employer-employee relationship and an employer should always opt to get legal advice from his labour attorney, not only in labour disputes but also in the drafting of employment contracts, to protect itself. Forums such as the CCMA provide for simple and cheap dispute resolution, but there remain certain requirements which have to be fulfilled to ensure a successful resolve.

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Labour Attorneys On Call

JAMES WELMAN

Tel: 012 348 0000

PRETORIA

Well-known in corporate labour circles, specialist labour attorney and Director at Welman & Bloem Inc., James Welman obtained his LLB degree from University of Pretoria. His clients include several Corporates, Institutions and Government.

D H MYBURGH

Tel: 060 966 9376

JOHANNESBURG

Having completed all of BA(Law), B Proc, LLB & LLM (Labour Law), Ms Myburgh’s in-depth knowledge of the subject is backed by over three decades of experience with positions held in various law firms as well as corporate and government organisations.

Bradley Aliphon

Tel: 031-020 0326

DURBAN

For over three decades in private practice, Bradley has specialised in all aspects of labour law. He obtained a B Proc degree and acquired extensive experience as the longest serving Durban-based labour attorney on the Labour Protect panel.

Representation by A Labour Attorney

The Labour Lawyer’s Role

No party may be legally represented during conciliation, as it makes the process expensive and can be perceived to have the effect of complicating an otherwise straightforward process. During arbitration, the parties may be represented by labour lawyers in certain cases and then, only if the commissioner and all the parties to the dispute come to the conclusion that it would be unreasonable if a party is not represented by a labour attorney in the circumstances. A party has no absolute right to be legally represented in labour disputes and need to convince the commissioner and other parties that he should have legal representation. A labour law attorney will be able to advise an employer, ahead of time, as to which factors to focus on to persuade the commissioner and other parties of this.

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 Labour Disputes

Legal representation

Should a dispute end up in the Labour Court, it is highly recommended that the employer be represented by a specialist labour lawyer.

Employment Contracts

Lack of a written contract of employment is not only a criminal offence but could also severely compromise an employer’s position in a dispute.

Disciplinary Hearings

In order to avoid unpleasant and costly surprises, it is recommended that formal disciplinary hearings be chaired by a labour law specialist.

Labour Disputes

Dispute Resolution Process

A specialist labour lawyer can advise on where a dispute should be referred to and institute the proceedings on behalf of an employer.

Disgruntled employees are sometimes provoked when employers approach labour consultants to settle disputes when they arise. It would be sensible to pre-empt possible disputes by engaging with a labour attorney in advance of potential disputes.

Workplace Policies

Informal mediation

Disciplinary Hearings

Employment Contracts

Legal representation

Solutions To Labour Disputes

Assessment by Labour Experts

CCMA & Bargaining Council

Labour Court & High Court

Disciplinary Hearings

Employment Contracts

Workplace Policies

Dispute Resolution

CCMA Rules

Unfair Dismissal

Even though the reasons for the dismissal of an employee may have been valid, it is most likely to be ruled an ‘unfair dismissal’ by the CCMA if the correct disciplinary procedures were not followed by the employer.

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