GilesFiles Insights

On this page, we provide our insights about the latest judgments. We share our thoughts and make connections between them.

Nine important questions: Answers and confusion

From time to time we receive general and nine important questions and the answers should assist in resolving some common misperceptions about the practical application of labour law. It often happens that unwary senior managers agree to ‘demands’ from trade unions and...

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Ne Bis in Idem principle: GDPR includes term for protection

The ne bis in idem principle (prohibiting double jeopardy) is applied in various international instruments such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Literally translated it means ‘not twice about the same’. In  principle nobody should be judged twice for...

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Labour relations architecture: NMW means turning point

Eddie Cottle argues that the labour relations architecture has changed with the introduction of a national minimum wage and that amending the LRA is a turning point in South Africa, but that South Africa is sitting on an industrial relations time bomb.  Time will tell...

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