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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.

 

GDPR / POPIA – Where Technology & Ethics Have Reached a Crossroad

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on 25 May 2018. Its enforcement, preceded by a 24 months grace period, has seen an unprecedented data privacy shake-up in the last year.

Application
Whilst the data protection and privacy provisions under GDPR are principally extended to European Union (EU) citizens, the impact on the average South African business that holds and/or processes data of EU citizens has been significantly underestimated. This coupled with the fact that GDPR presents as a precursor to South Africa’s (soon to be enforced) data privacy legislation POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act), is now slowly dawning on the SA market.

Accountabilities
As a responsible corporate citizen, you are now faced with an emerging challenge in that you will be held to account, in more ways than a mere fine, for what and how you process an individual's personal data.
The misconception that this is purely an IT security issue must also be quickly dispelled. Data privacy is far more than merely securing data: it goes to the heart of decisions taken by an organisation as to what data is held by an entity and the legality, fairness and transparency thereof in legitimising its purpose.

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Newsletter - 23 July 2018

Extension of Collective Agreements

By Alex Davies

1. Introduction.

1.1. The principle of application of majoritarianism as endorsed by the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) is trite. The principle essentially prescribes that the view of the statistically dominant employees within a workplace prevails over the views of the minority.

1.2. This article provides a brief overview of the principles of extensions of collective agreements as well as the application thereof to instances relating to retrenchments.

2. Collective agreements
2.1. The LRA provides that the purpose of the Act is inter alia for the self-regulation of matters of mutual interest by way of collective bargaining between employers, employers organisations and unions acting on behalf of their members. In this was orderly collective bargaining is envisaged, with employees participating in decision making within the workplace.

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