GilesFiles Insights

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

Genuine pay differentials: A simple fix required

Garbage in and out It is said that 'garbage in, is garbage out' and we are in real danger of not measuring genuine pay differentials. Employers are currently being forced to report wages paid to employees at seven occupational levels. But, if the ‘benchmarks’ in the...

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CA Sector Code: Management levels – flawed EEA9

Introduction to draft Sector Code for the accounting profession For many years it has been suggested that EEA9 in the Employment Equity Act (EEA) is a flawed structure because it fails to give proper effect to the elimination of disproportionate pay differentials in...

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Trade union deregistration: AMCU and official notification

On 24 April 2019 the Registrar of Labour Relations gave notice of the intention to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and called for written representations within 60 days as to why the registration should not be...

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Unscientific job evaluation: Stones and disappearing scorpions

Today I happened upon a post in the blog of the Energy Research Centre (ERC) on 5 June 2017 recording with great sadness that Bill Cowan had passed away.   Bill Cowan (right) with colleagues Patrick van Sleight and Gamieda Gierdien in 2003. I remembered that name...

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Labour laws promulgated: Acts which commenced recently

For ease of reference the labour laws promulgated recently with the dates of commencement are provided herewith. BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AMENDMENT ACT NO. 7 of 2018 [ASSENTED TO 23 NOVEMBER 2018] [DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 1 JANUARY 2019] (English text signed by...

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CCMA review requirements: Steps and procedures

Review requirements outlined here in a post intended to assist practitioners in knowing and understanding the specific relevant requirements of the LRA, the LC Rules and the LC Practice Manual. In addition templates are included for Forms 1 and 4. Hopefully at some...

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LC Practice Manual: Effective from April 2013

As explained in the introduction the LC Practice Manual is similar to other manuals in divisions of the high court and aims to promote access to justice and consistency in practice and procedure and to set guidelines on the standards of conduct expected of...

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Can errors and ignorance of law be excused?

As a legal practitioner and teacher of the law relating to the ‘world of work’ at university level for nearly 40 years I feel duty-bound to comment adversely on recent developments in the constitutional court concerning my field of expertise.  I felt obliged to...

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