Our Employment Law team specialises in representing management in many national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, tertiary education institutions, public utility bodies, parastatals and small businesses.

Our areas of expertise include inter alia:

  • Collective bargaining issues, including the drafting of recognition agreements and advice on preparation, planning and handling of wage negotiations

  • Contracts of employment and terms of engagement of executives

  • Demarcation disputes

  • Discrimination in the workplace, disability discrimination, gender discrimination

  • Due diligence exercises to assess legal risks associated with transactions relating to transfers of businesses, employees and retirement funds

  • Employment tribunal

  • Enquiries in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, and

  • Mines Health and Safety Act

  • Forensic audits

  • Grievance, disciplinary and other procedural agreements

  • Health and safety agreements

  • Interdicts for strikes, as well as managing strikes

  • Litigation in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court

  • Lockouts

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Restraint of trade agreements

  • Restructuring and right-sizing

  • Running arbitrations in the CCMA and/or bargaining councils in relation to dismissals and alleged unfair labour practices

  • Social Media Law:

    • Advertising standards and media laws

    • Consumer protection laws

    • Copyright and trademark

    • Corporate Social Media strategy

    • Electronic communications policy

    • Enforcement mechanisms

    • Privacy and data protection

    • Social Media policy drafting and enforcement

    • Staff training

  • Termination of employment

  • Wage negotiations

Michael Maeso
Partner, Head of Employment Law
Samantha Davidson
Partner, Head of Pension Law
Verlie Oosthuizen
Partner, Head of Social Media Law
Cameron Wilson
Senior Associate