Key Aspects of Labour Relations Act

Amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 came into effect on 1 January 2015 and companies were offered a three (3) months grace period of complying with the legislation. Further amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 came into effect in or around September 2014.

Employers who are not apprised with the legislations and as a result find themselves in breach of the legislations suffer great consequences of penalties or worse negative decisions on referrals to respective forums. The LRA and the BCEA is the core of an employment relationship and employers are required to identify with all its aspects as it regulates the relationship between the employer and the employee.

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