Workplace Law

Workplace Law

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485100928
  • 11th Edition
  • 590 Pages
  • 2014

2014 - 11th Edition

R 716.00

Workplace Law

About this Publication:

First published in 1996, Workplace Law has become one of the most widely used and frequently quoted text books on South African labour law. This 11th edition has been revised and supplemented to incorporate the latest case law, as well as the 2014 amendments to labour legislation. Workplace Law provides a complete overview of issues that have arisen and are likely to arise on the shop floor, in court and in arbitration proceedings – from unfair labour practices, through employment equity, dismissal and collective bargaining, to strikes. This updated, comprehensive and reliable work is a convenient and indispensable guide to a complex and fascinating area of law.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction and background
  • The individual employment relationship
    • The parties to the employment relationship
    • The individual contract of employment
    • The duties of employers and employees
    • Basic conditions of employment
  • Unfair labour practices and employment equity
    • Unfair labour practices
    • Unfair discrimination
    • Affirmative action
  • Discipline and dismissal
    • Workplace discipline
    • Forms of dismissal
    • Dismissal under the LRA
    • Automatically unfair dismissals
    • Dismissal for misconduct: fair reason; fair procedure
    • Dismissal for poor work performance, incompatibility and incapacity
    • Dismissal for operational requirements
    • Closures, mergers and sales of businesses
  • Collective labour law
    • Introduction
    • Bargaining agents
    • Bargaining forums
    • The bargaining process
    • Collective agreements
  • Industrial action
    • Strikes and 'protest action'
    • Dismissal of unprotected strikers
    • Lock-outs
  • Forms and procedures
    • Dispute resolution

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners
  • HR and IR practitioners and consultants
  • Employers and employees
  • Trade union officials
  • Law students

Key Benefits:

  • A comprehensive and practical guide to understanding and applying this complex area of the law
  • Incorporates the latest case law and significant amendments to the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act