The firm has significant experience in all areas of Employment Law and the Employment Law team represents Corporations, Bargaining Councils and Employers Organisations as well as employees. The expertise includes the areas of:
- Disciplinary proceedings and executive dismissals
- Employee benefits
- Retrenchments and restructuring
- Collective bargaining and organisational rights disputes
- CCMA advice
- Arbitration and mediation
- Industrial relations
- Litigation in the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court
The firm and in particular our Mr Charles Beckenstrater has extensive experience in litigation work including unfair dismissal and labour practice matters, enforcement of working conditions, strike litigation and demarcation disputes. Work has been undertaken on behalf of various clients before the Industrial Court, CCMA, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. Appearances before sporting and statutory tribunals are also undertaken.
The firm drafts contracts of employment and work place policies and procedures for clients. It advises on and conducts internal disciplinary procedures. It advises on collective bargaining and restructuring exercises and assists in the implementation of corporate restructuring. It presently represents private and public sector employers and employees. Clients include local government, para-statals, bargaining councils, utility companies, employer organisations and various other individuals and corporate clients such as the G4S Secure Solutions, Servest, Bidvest Managed Solutions and Motorsport of South Africa.