Labour law mediates the relationship between workers (employees), employers, trade unions and the government. Collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Labour law (employment law) is a set of laws that deal with the rights of employees and the responsibilities of employers: Employment law covers a wide range of issues from pension plans and retirement, to occupational safety, to discrimination in the workplace.
As an employer and an employee you have certain rights and obligations to adhere to. Labour legislation (Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act as well as the Employment Equity Act) may regulate the relationship between the employer and the employee., but you may still feel intimidated in a situation where an employer retrench or dismissed you and a CCMA referral may be equally alarming. Legal representation and advice may be advantageous for you as an employer or employee.
Any successful business needs contended employees. Unhappiness can lead to problems such as labour unrest, a drop in productivity, and the like.
Labour related problems in South Africa could have an adverse effect on your business. It is already difficult to run a successful business; therefore, dealing with labour dispute can be taken out of the hands of the employers and into those of Verburg Attorneys.
Verburg Attorneys can assist you with all your labour related problems.
- Drafting of employment contracts
- Confidentiality and trade secrets
- Restructuring, reorganisation, reduction and retrenchment
- Negotiation between employee and Employers
- Dismissal Disputes
- Strikes and Lock-Outs
- Discrimination in the Workplace
- Contracts of Employment
- Restraint of Trade
- Workplace Policies
- Workplace Investigations
- Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration Services
- Representation at CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Court
If you are struggling with a labour law issue, there is no reason to handle the matter on your own. An experienced attorney can explain how the law applies to your situation and suggest a course of action designed to protect your legal rights. Speak to one of our expert labour attorneys.