Labour Relations and Employee Benefit

EBLFS has a highly regarded labour Relations and Employee Benefits Practice Group which offers advice on all relevant aspects of employment law, discrimination in the workplace, corporate governance, empowerment in the context of the BBBEE Act, and employee benefits such as pension and provident funds and medical schemes.

Our experts offering advice in all aspects of the field including:

  • managing executive disputes and dismissals including separation/termination agreements;
  • all aspects of unfair dismissal disputes;
  • retrenchments including mass retrenchments;
  • unlawful competition, restraint of trade and confidentiality disputes and litigation;
  • discrimination law and disputes including sexual harassment and HIV/AIDS;
  • collective labour issues including drafting recognition and other collective agreements and handling industrial action disputes such as strikes, go-slows, overtime, bans and lock-outs;
  • conducting due diligences on all employment law issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, disposals, outsourcings and liquidations;
  • the complexities of employment transfers in the context of s 197 and section 197A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA);
  • the requirements of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, its Codes and Sectoral Codes and the scoring mechanisms;
  • drafting and implementing Employee Share Option schemes and plans;
  • pension law issues and disputes including management of pension and provident funds and medical aids and schemes;
  • compliance with Employment Equity requirements including formulation and implementation of Employment Equity plans;
  • forensic investigations;
  • conducting disciplinary inquiries, arbitrations and Labour Court trials and reviews;
  • drafting employment and independent contractor agreements and letters of appointment including executive employment agreements, employment and secondment contracts for multinationals, foreign employers and foreign nationals, and immigration;
  • corporate governance issues;
  • drafting employment policies manuals and codes;
  • drafting restraint of trade and confidentiality agreements;
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), Mine Health and Safety Act;
  • telecommunications including Internet and email usage, privacy issues;
  • whistle blowing; and
  • interpretation of labour and allied statutes and regulations.