LABOUR LAW SERVICES
We have special insights into the legal, personal and practical business issues which managers deal with daily. We advise employers, managers, state institutions and senior individuals on how to handle them effectively. This includes assistance with strategic planning and preparation of all kinds of employment policies and procedures to comply with the law and improve operations.
Employers and employees at every level in business sometimes find themselves in dispute with colleagues, employees or unions. We represent our clients on a wide range of labour law issues in the Labour Court, CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Arbitrations to seek optimal conclusions.
Investigations & Enquiries
Allegations of misconduct or non-performance by executives, managers or employees in companies are often biased, unpleasant and complicated. We conduct objective investigations into such allegations, and we act as independent chairman in enquiries to determine outcomes that are legally sustainable.
Social and economic pressures intensify disputes at all levels in our workplaces where livelihoods and reputations may be at stake. Differing points of view can seem irreconcilable and lead to litigation in court. But time delays, costs, publicity and pure stress of protracted legal action are well-known downsides of this traditional system. And court-imposed ‘standard’ remedies are not always ideal. More cost-effective and creative methods to find new solutions are needed to resolve conflict more quickly to sustain our businesses.
We provide specialised commercial mediation services. Mediation is a most effective option for resolving business disputes because it allows consideration of creative options – often beyond a court’s limited legal powers to consider. Mediations are conducted without prejudice to legal rights – and in the strictest confidence. The rules promote a climate for constructive problem-solving – in private, and without surrendering access to litigation if negotiations do not resolve the dispute. This is particularly important where corporate and personal reputations are involved, to avoid harmful publicity.
Many tough business disagreements can be resolved internally through the intervention of a professional Facilitator. We’ve developed ideal processes and special skills to work with business parties at all levels – from top executives to representatives in multi-party unionised environments – to reach common cause in complex situations. We have facilitated many successful processes in early and late stage conflict environments, in a variety of sectors.