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Employment Law

Employment is a vital component of the legal framework in South Africa, as it governs the relationship between employers, employees, and trade unions. Our firm is dedicated to providing expert legal advice and representation in all aspects of employment law. With a deep understanding of South Africa’s unique labour landscape, including the Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, and other relevant legislation, we guide our clients through the complexities of the employment environment with precision and dedication.


Services Offered:


  • Employment Contracts: Drafting, reviewing, and advising on employment contracts to ensure that they are compliant with South African employment laws.

  • Workplace Policies and Procedures: Assisting in the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures, including codes of conduct, disciplinary procedures, and grievance mechanisms.

  • Dispute Resolution: Representing clients in dispute resolution processes such as conciliation, mediation, and arbitration before bodies such as the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the Labour Court.

  • Retrenchments and Restructuring: Providing legal guidance on retrenchments and business restructuring, ensuring compliance with the Labour Relations Act.

  • Employment Equity Compliance: Assisting with the implementation of employment equity plans, and ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act, to promote equal opportunities and fair treatment in employment.

  • Collective Bargaining and Trade Union Relations: Advising on collective bargaining agreements, strikes, lock-outs, and other trade union-related matters.

  • Occupational Health and Safety: Assisting in ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety legislation, and representing clients in inquiries and investigations.

  • Unfair Dismissal and Unfair Labour Practices Claims: Assisting and representing clients in cases of unfair dismissal and unfair labour practices.

  • Transfer of Businesses: Advising on the transfer of employees in cases of a change in ownership or restructuring of a business.

  • Training and Workshops: Offering training sessions and workshops on various aspects of labour law to ensure that clients are up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices.

  • Employee Benefits and Compensation: Advising on employee benefits schemes and compensation packages, including provident funds, medical aids, and bonuses.

Our People

Desiré-Lee Ernst


Johan Jacobsz


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