Course Name
Course 11 - Amendments to Labour Legislation
Course Description
The amendments to the LRA, the EEA and BCEA have been published and finally implemented on 1 January 2015. These amendments still provide challenges to employers and the implementation of many of them have not been tested properly in court. These amendments embody the biggest drive to recognise employees as human capital and not as a commodity any more, regulating inter alia the labour broker relationship and temporary employment contracts, concentrating on vulnerable employees. This presentation is designed to provide employers with a synopsis of the amendments, and new Act, equipping them with enough information to plan ahead and not be caught off guard by these comprehensive amendments.
Duration
1 day
Cost
R 2 680.00

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Module 1 : The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014

• Organisational rights of Unions and  labour broker employees
• Exemptions from and extension of bargaining council agreements
• Procedural requirements for protected strikes - ballots
• Dispute resolution in essential services
• Pickets and picketing rules
• The functions of the CCMA and enforcement of CCMA awards
• Rescission applications in the CCMA
• Review applications
• Right of appearance of Labour consultants
• Extension of definition of dismissal - fixed term agreements
• Retrenchment
• Disciplinary enquiries by CCMA Commissioners
• Exclusion of unfair dismissal protection of senior employees
• Labour Broker employees, fixed term and part time employees

Module 2 : The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 20 of 2013

• Ban against accepting payments and purchasing goods from an employer
• Child labour
• Sectoral determinations - power of the Minister and the ECC
• Enforcing of compliance
• Broadening the jurisdiction of the CCMA and Labour court
• Increasing penalties

Module 3 : Update on the amendments to the Employment Equity Act, 47 of 2013 and the Employment Services Act 4 of 2014

  • Changes to definitions of the EEA
  • New unfair discrimination definition
  • Fines and reporting requirements
  • Equal pay for work of equal value
  • New regulations
  • Role of CCMA in unfair discrimination and harassment claims, damage awards in the CCMA, appeals, burden of proof.
  • Registration of labour brokers
  • Registration of job seekers and employment service companies
  • Procedures to recruit
  • Productivity development
  • The protection of vulnerable workers, disabled and job seekers.

Module : Overview

Overview (Why do we need this?)

The long awaited amendments to the LRA, the EEA and BCEA as well as the Employment Services Act have been published and finally implemented on 1 January 2015 and 1 April 2015 respectively. These amendments embody the biggest drive to recognise employees as human capital and not as a commodity any more, regulating inter alia the labour broker relationship and temporary employment contracts, concentrating on vulnerable employees.

Outcomes (what will you get?)

This presentation is designed to provide delegates with a synopsis of the amendments, and new legislation, equipping them with enough information to plan ahead and not be caught off guard by these comprehensive amendments.