labour laws

 
UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work
UN agency adopts convention on harrassment at work
Through our work at the Women’s Legal Centre and the Legal Resources Centre, we know that women are negatively affected by the dominant economic...
​Fixed-term contracts – there must be a justifiable reason to use them
​Fixed-term contracts – there must be a justifiable reason to use them
The use of fixed-term contracts of employment appeals to employers for a number of reasons, some of which are legitimate; others are frowned upon...
Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest
Thousands protest 'slave law' in Budapest
Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest on...
Labour law redefines parenthood
Labour law redefines parenthood
Any employee who has become a parent and is not covered by maternity leave will be entitled to 10 consecutive days’ parental leave, according to...
Minimum wage deal won't be reached by Workers' Day ― Oliphant
Minimum wage deal won't be reached by Workers' Day ― Oliphant
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant placed the responsibility for government’s inability to enact the laws which will animate the national minimum...
We’re complicit in our own exploitation
We’re complicit in our own exploitation
Ever since I moved to Kenya, each year another horror story comes out about an East African citizen abused and sometimes killed while working in...
Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights
Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights
The biggest changes to South Africa’s labour laws since 1995, shortly after the country’s first democratic elections, are currently being...
Brazil employers castigate their maids with insults, racism
Brazil employers castigate their maids with insults, racism
"My idiot maid waits till I have dirtied five blouses, then washes them all at once. She’s an imbecile."
SA farmers working around labour laws - report
SA farmers working around labour laws - report
Agriculture in South Africa is doing well, but farmers are mechanising to circumvent labour laws, a farmer and an analyst have said, according to...
Full-time employment heads south
Full-time employment heads south
Two new labour laws are expected to come into effect next year that will introduce changes with regard to employment, and labour experts are warning...
Companies use brokers to avoid labour laws, says judge
Companies use brokers to avoid labour laws, says judge
"Many firms have ... adopted strategies and tactics to avoid labour laws," the judge president told a labour law conference in Johannesburg...

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