Each year, South African labour law shifts and evolves in interesting and complex ways. For labour law and HR practitioners, missing a change or misunderstanding the impact of a development could cost time, money, or reputational harm.

Juta kicks off this year’s Annual Labour Law Update proceedings with a special The COVID-19 Aftermath and Employment law online event. Our panel of renowned experts outline the core employment issues arising from COVID-19, cover the practical application of key principles, and provide a current survey of statutory developments and important case law.
 
Juta’s Annual Labour Law Update 2020, celebrating its 20th year, will deliver a practical analysis of current developments in all the critical areas of labour law via ten 20-minute videos, which delegates can engage with at their own pace prior to the live event. The live event will cover key legislative and case law developments and trends and policy shifts that have directly impacted the workplace, drawing on emerging cases. Our panel will also focus on highlights from the mini-webinars.

Delegates are invited to submit their burning questions prior to both live events for comprehensive coverage during the interactive question and answer panel discussions.
 
 
Live event:
27 October 2020
10:00-12:00 (CAT)
Where: Online 
 

EARN 2 CPD POINTS
Live event:
1 December 2020
10:00-12:00 (CAT)
WhereOnline 
+ 10 webinar recordings
 
 EARN 2 CPD POINTS
Live events:
27 October 2020 /1 December 2020
10:00-12:00 (CAT)
Where: Online 
+ 10 webinar recordings

EARN 8 CPD POINTS

Key features
  • 90-minute webinar with our panellists
  • Interactive question & answer panel discussion
Added value
  • Juta's Labour Law Update e-newsletter service, incorporating key case law and commentary, keeping you up-to-date all year round
  • Your Questions Answered: Consolidated PDF
  • Be entered into a draw to win one of three 1-year Jutastat Evolve Employment Law packages
  • 2 SABPP CPD points
Topics:
  • Introduction and the effect of COVID-19 on employment: Core issues, latest health and safety requirements and statutory developments – Avinash Govindjee
  • Reinforcement and application of basic principles: Employment contracts, basic conditions, impossibility of performance,
    Force Majeure clauses - John Grogan
  • Dismissals linked to COVID-19, particularly as anticipated during Level 1: General principles (insubordination, incapacity, retrenchment and link to business rescue) – Puke Maserumule
  • Key cases survey: Khosa, cigarettes; NEHAWU, Macsteel; Minister of Tourism – BEE Codes; Picketing during lockdown - John Grogan, Puke Maserumule and Avinash Govindjee
Key features
  • Access to 10 20-minute webinar recordings (see topics below)
  • 90-minute webinar covering all aspects of labour law
Added value
  • Juta’s Annual Labour Law Update 2020 eBook
  • Your Questions Answered: Consolidated PDF
  • Juta's Labour Law Update e-newsletter service, incorporating key case law and commentary, keeping you up-to-date all
    year round
  • Free 1-year subscription to Legalbrief Workplace
  • 2 SABPP CPD points
  • Be entered into a draw to win one of three 1-year Jutastat Evolve Employment Law subscription packages
Topics:
  1. Unfair labour practices: Promotion, demotion and disciplinary action short of dismissal – John Grogan & Avinash Govindjee
  2. Discrimination: Arbitrary grounds and age – Avinash Govindjee & John Grogan 
  3. Disciplinary procedure: Reviews of disciplinary hearings – John Grogan & Puke Maserumule
  4. Choosing between breach of contract and unfair dismissal claims – John Grogan & Avinash Govindjee
  5. Termination by operation of law – John Grogan & Puke Maserumule
  6. Dismissals for misconduct: probationary employees and unauthorised possession – Avinash Govindjee & Puke Maserumule
  7. Dismissal for incapacity: Imprisonment and incompatibility – Avinash Govindjee Puke Maserumule
  8. Retrenchment: business rescue – Puke Maserumule
  9. Minority unions: organisational rights and agency shop – Puke Maserumule & Avinash Govindjee 
  10. Strikes and lockouts – Puke Maserumule & John Grogan
Key features
  • All COVID-19 & Labour Law webinar features (see option 1)
  • All Juta’s Annual Labour Law Update 2020 webinar features (see option 2)
Added value
  • Juta’s Annual Labour Law Update 2020 eBook
  • Your Questions Answered: Consolidated PDF
  • Juta's Labour Law Update e-newsletter service, incorporating key case law and commentary, keeping you up-to-date all
    year round
  • Free 1-year subscription to Legalbrief Workplace
  • 8 SABPP CPD points
  • Be entered into a draw to win one of three 1-year Jutastat Evolve Employment Law subscription packages
Topics:
  • All topics covered in options 1 and 2
 
 
Dr. John Grogan is one of the most respected writers on labour law in South Africa. He is the author of five leading labour law texts, Workplace LawEmployment Rights; Dismissal; Collective Labour Law and Labour Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Juta). Dr Grogan has been involved in the practice and teaching of labour law for more than 25 years. He left his position as head of the Department of Law at Rhodes University for private practice as a labour lawyer in 1997. Apart from practicing in the labour courts, Dr Grogan conducts private arbitrations and continues to publish and lecture. He also edits a number of leading publications, including Employment Law. He has been a part-time Senior Commissioner of the CCMA, a panelist on a number of bargaining councils, and has acted as a Judge in both the Labour and High Courts.
 
Puke Maserumule is a Director at Maserumule Attorneys and Maserumule Consulting. He has acted as a Labour Court Judge periodically since 1997 and has also acted as a High Court Judge. In his capacity as Acting Judge of the Labour Court, he has been involved in interpreting labour legislation and building the new labour jurisprudence. He is also a member of the legal team that drafted amendments to the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act. He is an accredited mediator and arbitrator at Tokiso Dispute Settlement.
Prof. Avinash Govindjee is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University and Consulting Attorney to Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He served the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration on a part-time basis (primarily as a Senior Commissioner) for more than a decade. As a consultant to the International Institute for Social Law and Policy (IISLP), he has been involved in a range of labour and social security-related projects for various government departments and agencies in SADC, and is the recipient of a Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) Scholarship working on migration law. Avinash has recently been elected by the South African Law Deans’ Association (SALDA) as its representative on both the Legal Practice Council of South Africa and the South African Judicial Education Institution.
 
 
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