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Approval of the Proposal for the Revision of the Labor Law

We hereby inform the business community and other interested parties that on August 7th, 2023, the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique approved the proposal for the revision of the Labor Law.

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Coghlan, Welsh and Guest

Labour Amendment Discussion: Removal of 3 Months Notice Period

The new labour amendment repealed section 12(4a) of the Labour Act which allowed both employers and employees to terminate a permanent contract of employment or a contract for a period of two or more years upon giving three months’ notice. This previous position per..

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Beech Veltman

Commitment to zero harm and alcohol in the workplace


South African Occupational Health and Safety Laws place extremely onerous obligations on the employer to safeguard the health and safety of employees and other persons who may be affected by the employer’s activities.

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Draft Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Return-to-Work Regulations (COIDA): what does this mean for incapacity management?

On 15 June 2023, the Department of Employment and Labour published the Draft Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Return-to-Work Regulations in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 ("Draft Regulations") for public comment. The Draft Regu..

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South Africa: ‘Ground-breaking’ settlement agreement on employment equity signed

On 28 June 2023, what the Minister of Employment and Labour (Minister) has called a ‘ground-breaking’ settlement agreement on employment equity, was signed by the South African government and trade union, Solidarity.

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Webber Wentzel

Retrenched by HAL 9000: what employers should know before using AI in dismissals based on operational requirements

Employers using AI systems to identify employees for retrenchment need to be cautious of potential discrimination and should ensure that human bias is not systematised. Employers should consider the human-centred AI Principles adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-o..

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Kenya: It is discriminatory to provide different terms and conditions of employment to permanent and temporary employees in the same cadre

On 30 November 2022, the Employment and Labour Relations Court allowed a claimfiled by former temporary employees of KCB Bank Kenya Ltd alleging unfair labour practices and discrimination ..

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Uganda: The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 was re-tabled for First Reading before the Parliament of Uganda on 21 September 2022. The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act 2006. Some of the highlights of the Bill follow below.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Black skin, white masks? Can a litigant request the recusal of a presiding officer on the basis of race in labour disputes?

Can an employee in a labour dispute request that a presiding officer recuse themselves on the basis that the presiding officer is the same race as the employer’s legal representatives? That was the question that the Labour Court had to determine in Cell ..

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