HP COMPACT | im Januar 2014 |
Isabelle Schmidt, South African attorney in Hannover |
Overview of South African Labour law
South African labour law is based on statute and is primarily governed by the Labour Relations Act 1995 (LRA). In addition, the Employment Equity Act of 1998 (EEA) deals with fair labour practises at three stages of the employment relationship: the beginning, when the employee is an applicant for employment; the middle, which continues as long as the relationship continues; and the end, which may take the form of a dismissal, resignation or retirement. Amongst other things, the EEA regulates issues of fairness regarding affirmative action as well as a workers HIV or disability status.