Practice

Employment

A company’s workforce is its most important asset. Managing employees in today's global market is complex, requiring deep knowledge of developing national and local laws as well as, in many cases, multinational legal requirements and cultural factors.

Representative experience

Advising a major international banking group on the employment aspects of regulatory investigations into LIBOR.

Advising 3M on the employment aspects of its US$1bn acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore International, Inc.

Advising Trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan on the transfer of over 4,000 employees in more than 30 jurisdictions into a new employing entity.

Advising a global financial services institution on a high-value claim brought by an employee.

Acting as the go-to employment advisors for TelecityGroup International and its subsidiary TelecityGroup UK.

Acting as principal legal advisor to eBay in the UK, including coordinating the implementation of multijurisdictional projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Acting as principal employment law adviser to an international oil company for 20+ years. Advising on issues ranging from standard employment law issues to the more esoteric.

Advising TH Real Estate on its creation through a joint venture, affecting 300 employees across nine jurisdictions.

Published Works

Rights of minority trade unions in the workplace Polity

On 23 August 2018 the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) delivered another seminal judgment regarding rights of minority trade unions in the workplace. This was after an application instituted ...

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An internship agreement or an employment contract?

Interns and employees enjoy different legal protection. For example, an intern is neither protected against dismissal nor entitled to minimum wage. However, sometimes an internship...

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Your get-out-of-arbitration-and-into-the-Labour-Court-for-free card Without Prejudice

To serve the democratic order post-1994 should be a badge of honour. But the reality is that while there are many public servants who try to do so with distinction, every day, across the...

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Bonus in jeopardy Without Prejudice

The judgment of the Labour Court in a review application by Solidarity obo K Oelofse v Armscor was delivered by Snyman AJ. This judgment reinforced the principles of double jeopardy and...

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Procedural fairness: Disciplinary hearing Employment Newsletter

What does this mean to an employee who refuses to attend a hearing?

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The changing workplace

On 21 August 2018 we held an employment law seminar for our clients.

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