Author Archive | Candace Bachmann

May an employee refuse its employer’s instruction to give evidence at arbitration to which the employer is an interested party?

Kaefer Energy Projects (Pty) Ltd // CCMA & 2 Others [2021] (LAC) Can an employer instruct an employee to give evidence at arbitration on its behalf? Is it misconduct if the employee refuses to do so? This topic was dealt with in the abovementioned case.  Background: Ms. Lifa Sukazi was employed with Kaefer as an […]

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ARE DISCUSSIONS DURING CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS STRICTLY OFF THE RECORD?

September & others // CMI Business Enterprise CC [2018] ZACC Rule 16 of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) confirms that the information discussed during conciliations is private and confidential and may not be disclosed in subsequent proceedings. However, the Constitutional Court (“CC”) has confirmed that in certain instances where it would assist […]

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EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOUR ON WORKPLACE WHATSAPP GROUPS AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Mihloti Caution Nkuna // Outsurance Insurance Company Limited [2021] 4 BALR 408 (CCMA) There is no doubt that advancements in technology in recent years have drastically changed the working environment and created opportunities for a ‘gig economy’ to develop. The COVID-19 pandemic has also forced a change in the working environment resulting in the more […]

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PRESCRIPTION OF ARBITRATION AWARDS

FAWU obo Gaoshubelwe v Pieman’s Pantry (Pty) Ltd [2018] 6 BBLR 531 (CC) Is the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 (“PA”) compatible with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA”) and how does such (in)compatibility affect the prescription of arbitration awards? In the abovementioned matter Appellant, represented by the union, was dismissed for participating […]

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