Mid-Year Labour Law Update 2018

This year is set to bring many changes to the employment law landscape. Parliament passing the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill, the Labour Relations Amendment Bill and the National Minimum Wage Bill is just the start.

At our MID-YEAR LABOUR LAW UPDATE labour law expert Jonathan Goldberg will take delegates through what these Bills mean for your organisation. In addition, he will also discuss the latest cases to have passed through our labour law forums over the past six months. Jonathan will empower you with the knowledge of the practical application of the law, within your business.


There’s been an on-going debate throughout the world regarding the status of Uber drivers: are they employees of Uber or merely independent contractors? South Africa was not immune to this deliberation:

  • Eight Uber drivers took the technology company to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) when their access to the Uber app – their method of earning money – was terminated.
  • This case has made its way through the labour forums in the country and it has reached a conclusion.
    Find out what this conclusion is at the MID-YEAR LABOUR LAW UPDATE.

It takes place on the following dates:

In addition to the above-mentioned Uber Drivers Case, Jonathan will be discussing the impact that the decisions in major employment law cases will have on your company. Specific topics which will be discussed are, among others:

Fixed-term contracts

Conn / College Street Primary School 26 CCMA 5.2.126 where the difference between retrenchment and unfair dismissal – of an employee on a fixed-term contract – was debated.

Amendments to the Employment Equity Act

There are a number of amendments that are on the cards for the Employment Equity Act this year. One of the significant ones is the adjustment of the requirements for getting a compliance certificate in terms of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.

Temporary Employment Services

The issue of Temporary Employment Services (TES) has been a hotly debated one over the last number of years. The Assign Services Case – where the employment status of TES workers was debated – reached the Constitutional Court and was heard in this forum towards the beginning of this year. At the MID-YEAR LABOUR LAW UPDATE, Jonathan will unpack this case.

We look forward to welcoming you at a MID-YEAR LABOUR LAW UPDATE  session in your region!