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Johanette Rheeder Incorporated
(labour law attorneys, labour law training)

Johanette Rheeder is an admitted attorney of South Africa and specializes in labour and employment law and public and in-house training. Although we are based in Centurion, Gauteng we conduct training courses throughout South Africa and clients are invited to contact us for a quotation for their training requirements.

As a legal practice, Johanette Rheeder Incorporated strives to provide prompt and professional advice and service to its clients, based on skill, expertise and resources within the legal environment. As attorneys, Johanette Rheeder Inc specialises in Labour and Employment Law. Within these fields of expertise, it provides the following legal and professional services to its clients:

Within these fields of expertise, it provides the following legal and professional services to its clients:

  • Labour litigation in the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court. We specialise in all types of labour litigation, including reviews, appeals, applications, urgent applications and interdicts.
  • General legal advice and opinions on civil matters, labour and employment law.
  • Chairing disciplinary hearings
  • Representation in arbitrations in the CCMA and bargaining councils.
  • Settlement negotiations and agreements.
  • Advice, negotiations and settlement on retrenchment and incapacity.
  • Wage negotiations and advise on all collective or union matters.
  • Negotiating and drafting of collective agreements and recognition agreements.
  • Assisting and advising on labour matters in forensic audits into employee related misconduct.
  • Investigations into ethical and labour related complaints and misconduct
  • Conducting webinars, in-house and public training for employers, managers and human resource practitioners on various labour related matters through Labour Smart training;
  • Johanette specialises in employment equity. In this regard we draft EE plans, conduct consultations and perform the analysis, draft plans and reports and advise our clients on matters such as unfair discrimination and equal pay for equal value.
  • Advise on the implementation of section 198A to D of the Labour relations Act re labour brokers, temporary, part time and vulnerable employees.

We also specialise and assist employers with the following services and training:

  • How to initiate and chair disciplinary hearings.
  • Presenting a case in the CCMA and Bargaining Councils.
  • Guide to Employment equity in the workplace.
  • Retrenchments and transfer of businesses.
  • Conflict resolution and managing union relations.
  • Yearly case updates.
  • The effect of relevant legislation on businesses.
  • Workplace discipline and dismissal.
  • Preventing and dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • The five challenges manages face daily.
  • The Labour Relations Amendment acts; and
  • Introduction to the Protection of Private Information Act for employers.


Newsletter - May 2017

Job descriptions and extra duties required of an employee

Can the employee refuse extra duties as not being part of the job?

By Johanette Rheeder

Employers and employees are often plagued by the question as to whether the employee is obliged to perform functions which are not contained in a formal or written job description. It causes conflict between the parties as the employer feels that the employee is obliged to execute the instruction as it sees it as a legitimate instruction and the employee in turn, refuses as he does not deem it to be legitimate and a valid instruction. This has also resulted in disputes in disciplinary hearings for insubordination or refusal to execute a valid and fair instruction.

Is it fair to expect an employee to perform a job or function which is not agreed to in a job description or employment contract, but which the employee can execute due to his or her training, skill and vocation? Or would the remedy lie in having no job description or alternatively draft it so wide that it encompasses everything which the employee is capable to perform within a specific job and more?

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"Time frames for review in the labour court"
by Johanette Rheeder

JRA cannot stress the need to comply with time frames for reviews in the Labour Court strong enough. The pre-enrolment hearings as implemented by the Labour court are strictly adhered to with the presiding judges being strict about delays.

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Job descriptions and extra duties required of an employee

Can the employee refuse extra duties as not being part of the job?
By Johanette Rheeder

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