Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment relations are extensively regulated in South Africa through both positive legislation and collective agreements between employers and trade unions. Employment law plays a central role in the running of all businesses in South Africa, requiring careful application and consideration in most business decisions.


Tabacks focuses primarily on advising employers and has extensive experience in the following areas of employment law:

  • collective employment law - including best practice dealing with strikes, work force reductions, employment related mergers and acquisition issues, drafting collective agreements between employers and trade union in respect of organisational rights and collective bargaining rights, board reorganisation, outsourcing and employment equity / affirmative action compliance
  • individual employment law - including drafting employment contracts, restraints of trade and confidentiality agreements, enforcing restraints and governance, advising on unfair labour practice, unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination claims, including sexual harassment, race discrimination, equal work for equal pay, compensation and commission claims, employee privacy, independent contractors, non-solicitation of employees, policy, procedure and company handbook development
  • general employment law - including due diligence review, employee benefits and compensation, executive severance, international employment and labour law practice, pension, regulatory advice, share incentives and share option schemes
  • employment litigation - including alternative dispute resolution, discrimination litigation relating to gender, age, equal work for equal pay, dismissal litigation: both individual and mass dismissal litigation, unfair labour practice litigation, moving of interdicts to interdict strikes, secondary strike action and breaches of contract.
 

If you are seeking assistance in employment matters, contact an experienced lawyer in our employment department today.