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Navigate this website freely and easily to find the very latest and important judgments, plus vital additional information.  All  law reports and sources are monitored almost hourly.  Judges, commissioners, arbitrators, attorneys, advocates, human resource and personnel managers, line managers, trade union officials, academics, students and researchers rely on GilesFiles to remain up to date with the latest developments in Work Law.

How to use this website

There are many different ways of finding what you need.  Use the Search box to find key words and phrases.  Click on the Comment bubble next to a case to find the latest reported references and comments.

The drop-down boxes on the right-hand side of the home page list:

  • Case Law sorted by Court, year and date of judgment;
  • Labour Relations Law based on chapters of the leading textbook; and
  • General law.

Doing the work for you

Find relevant information, when you need it, by referencing it and linking to the source information or document.  We monitor all reports and sources to provide this service.  We find quick solutions for you with a unique and inexpensive system by:

Substantial benefits

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest work law.
  • Provide correct advice based on all relevant information.
  • Achieve more billable hours in a day.
  • Avoid the risk of ignorance of the latest law.
  • Save time by finding all relevant work law resources.
  • Save money with sound decision-making based on correct information.
  • Enhance your return on investment from subscriptions to reports and journals.
  • Trace the latest or leading judgments.

Paying subscribers

Become a paying subscriber to the Labour Case Alert service and receive weekly email alerts to the latest case law at a nominal cost of R95 per month.

Special features

GilesFiles provides information on tap and direct access to all relevant resources. Easily access the information you need from anywhere, including your office, home or even in court or during an arbitration.  With an Internet connection get information “just in time” rather than “just in case”.  GilesFiles is all about aggregating and indexing work law.

Searching made easy

GilesFiles makes information readily and freely available.  We often receive requests for information and cases relating to the World of Work Law.  To cover expenses of providing the services we only charge for the Labour Case Alert.  We do not believe in cluttering the website with adverts.

Boxes with ‘Select Categories’

GilesFiles website only really started in 2008 and since then a considerable amount of important information has been added.  On the right-hand side of this Home page there are a number of ‘drop-down boxes’ providing access to different types of information.

Case law

The first box lists all the courts and shows the number of cases by year.  Click on a category and find the judgments in chronological sequence with brief summaries.  There are links to the actual judgment and thanks to Saflii we are able to provide this free service.  We monitor all judgments and post those that have been marked ‘reportable’ by the judges, or are considered to be of interest, and make them available forthwith on GilesFiles.  Only paying subscribers receive weekly alerts to the latest cases.

Labour Relations Law

The next box focuses on the structure of the recently published textbook Labour Relations Law: A comprehensive guide  6th edn (LexisNexis 2015).  Topics appear in alphabetical order but refer to the book chapters in brackets.  This enables you to work from the textbook and source the latest law concerning the relevant chapters.  Tags are now used instead of sub-topics.  By typing a word or section number [such as ‘constructive dismissal’ or ‘LRA 186(2)’] in the search box above those categories you will be taken to the entries relating to that tag.

Common law, topics, and words and phrases

Access is provided to more topics and once again tags have been used instead of sub-folders.

Sectional Titles

The scope of GilesFiles has been extended to cover this rapidly developing branch of property law.  Not all the cases are reported and are now easy to search and access.