HR and labour consulting

Our HR and labour consultants sit in a separate branch within our Legal Department due to the complexity of Labour Legislation in South Africa and increasing need for advice in this field.

Human capital is often the most important resource in an organisation and good advice can assist you to:

  • Get the maximum out of the employment relationship while avoiding negative unintended consequences and mitigating unnecessary risk
  • Keep up-to-date with the changing nature of work and legislation combined with the challenge of scarce skills
  • Realise the potential of your human capital and increase efficiency and productivity while meeting legislative requirements

We provide HR services and labour consulting to numerous local and international clients. This involves advising them about issues relating to:

  • Newly established entities
  • International clients who are establishing South African branches of international entities
  • Mergers including integration
  • Disposals of companies
  • Maximise labour potential to enhance profit and provide appropriate compensation structures

Some of the services we provide within Labour Consulting are:

  • Drafting specific employment contracts for strategic and executive level employees
  • Assisting with the structuring of salaries and/or commission structures
  • Development of employer policies and procedures, including policy manuals specific to the client’s business
  • BEE pre-rating assistance and information gathering
  • Performance and disciplinary matters including investigations into misconduct or incapacity
  • Preparation and initiation of disciplinary or incapacity hearings
  • Post-merger integration
  • Conflict management and dispute resolution
  • Retention strategies
  • Consultation on South African labour laws and the effects thereof
  • Retrenchments
  • Restructuring and transfers of employees
  • HR due diligences

Our labour law advisors are committed to providing excellent service to our clients in a professional and efficient manner. Our genuine concern for the client also ensures that we strive to exceed expectations.

Labour Consulting Insights

Podcast: Employer rights around vaccinations and the workplace


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Video Insight

The importance of an employment contract