Three massive SA companies made headlines for their decision to retrench staff due to the current tough economy...
So what horrific mistake did Sibanye Gold, Amplats and Telkom all make in the past four months?
They ALL made the number one mistake employers make when it comes to retrenchments!
And if you make it, the Labour Relations Act clearly states that you’ll be liable to pay up to 12 months of compensation to each employee involved.
That means, if every retrenched Sibanye Gold, Amplats and Telkom employee earns R6,000 a month and the CCMA finds all three companies guilty...
They’ll have to pay each of the 13,100 employees involved R72,000 in compensation!
That’s a whopping R943 million in total!
And let’s face it, not all those retrenched employees earn that amount, some earn more.
The scary part is, as the leading publisher of labour products in SA, we know that dozens of companies make this same mistake every day.
Don’t be the next one to make it!
The retrenchment process can be extremely long and difficult. All it takes is one false move to land you up at the CCMA... I don’t want it to be that way for you.
Today, I want to show you how to legally get through the retrenchment process...
Without any mistakes...
And without forking out hundreds of thousands of extra rands in CCMA awards.
After all, if the court finds you guilty of the same horrific mistake the companies I told you about made... You could fork out an extra R1,080,000 if you retrench 15 of your minimum wage employees incorrectly!
Would your company survive that?
Maybe, but that doesn’t mean you ever have to be in this situation...
That’s why we’ve made sure the Labour Law for Managers Subscription Service covers everything you need to make sure your retrenchment process is 100% correct, and to guide you through the retrenchment process easily, quickly and legally...
Lizle Louw is an attorney and conveyancer who specialises in employment law and has over 10 years of experience in the labour field.
She’s also one of the contributors to our Labour Law for Managers Practical Handbook.
As a director at the renowned Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs legal firm, Lizle spends her days helping clients from a diverse range of industries handle the retrenchment process… From drawing up letters to following the six-step procedure correctly, Lizle shows her clients exactly what they need to do to avoid landing up at the CCMA.
Over the past decade, she’s witnessed just about every retrenchment mistake possible… And she knows that making them can spell financial ruin.
That’s why, with her help, we’ve made Retrenchments: How to make sure your retrenchment process is 100% correct the most comprehensive retrenchment product on the market today…
The Labour Law for Managers Practical Handbook will assist you with every step of the retrenchment process so you can avoid making mistakes.
Here are just SOME of the other topics and issues covered in the Handbook!
Head of Employment Law at ENSAfrica
Lizle is an admitted attorney and conveyancer. Lizle specialises in employment law, occupational safety and mine health and safety. She acts for a diverse range of clients in the mining and retail industries. Lizle’s general practice includes litigation in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court, drafting of employment and safety related policies and training of line managers on all employment related matters.
Lizle holds the following qualifications: BComm Law (University of Johannesburg) LLB (University of Johannesburg) Certificate in International Criminal Law (University of Antwerp)
Taryn Strugnell - Managing Editor
Senior Product Manager
Taryn networks with the top labour, HR and employment equity specialists in the industry every day. She gets all the inside information on what’s happening with labour law changes and makes sure you’re the first to know what’s happening in the world of labour laws. Her sole purpose is to consult with her clients, giving them tips, tools and case law studies to make sure you’re in the loop with labour law changes and every day employee problems you might encounter.
And because of all of this, and her access to the best of the best in the labour and HR realm, she really should be the first name that pops into mind when dealing with employee and labour problems.
Kirstin van Bever Donker
Wouter Van Heerden
Wouter has a B.Com Honours Degree, Labour Relations. Previously he worked for a well-known Employers Organisation in North West where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of HR and Labour Law.
He currently works for a national company as HR Manager – and handles BBBEE, Skills development, all IR related matters, Performance Management, Payroll Control and supervision, Wellness, Employment Equity, SHEQ Issues, Recruitment, Operational Issues.
Managing partner, co-founder and director of Maserumule Consulting
After working for some time in a senior legal position in the corporate environment, Ulrich commenced practice as an employment law and employment relations lawyer. He has participated in various sessions on the Harvard Law School Negotiation Programme.
Ulrich co- authored a book on employment law in practice and occasionally presents guest lectures on employment law and employee relations programmes at the Stellenbosch University Graduate School of Business.
As an HR Consultant, Marleen’s focus is to facilitate and enhance relationships between different groups. She specialises in conflict management, with specific focus on best practices to overcome the challenge of resistance from employee when it comes to EE implementation.
Johria van den Bergh
Johria has been involved in labour litigation for more than 11 years at the Labour Court, the CCMA, the MEIBC and the GPSSBC. She has assisted companies and small businesses in re-evaluating their disciplinary codes, disciplinary procedures and training the staff in the proper application of the disciplinary process especially in light of the new decision in favour of the CCMA, a proper application of the disciplinary process has become a matter of cardinal importance.
And this is just the start
The Labour Law for Managers Practical Handbook comes with an essential updating service, the special report: Say "You're Fired!" and Make it Stick, access to the 24/7 expert labour and HR advice helpdesk and five bonus labour and HR resources to help you stay out of the CCMA.
You'll also immediately receive FIVE FREE BONUS GIFTS to help you take the hassle out of managing, hiring and firing employees!
Combined, these gifts have a total value of R1 200 - Yours absolutely free
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The full subscription is valued at only R2 999…. which is a pittance, if you think what paying an employee 24 months' salary if you lose at the CCMA will cost you!
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