King of de Jungle
- Mar 17, 2005
More hoops to jump through for businesses who are trying to get rid of problem employees!Government on Wednesday said its proposed amendments to labour legislation will make dispute resolution at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) more efficient.
But business owners have expressed concerns with the proposed changes.
On Wednesday, the Department of Labour held public hearings on the suggested legislative changes.
Hearings were held in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The department’s Thembinkosi Mkhaliphi said businesses would have to put up financial security in order to have CCMA decisions reviewed.
“If you have a strong case, you should be prepared to put your money where your mouth is.”
He said CCMA decisions are final, but that the Labour Court could hear reviews under exceptional circumstances.
Mkhalipi said reviews must be heard within six months.
Under the amendments, the CCMA will no longer entertain claims against unfair dismissals from high income earners given fair notice, unless they are subject to obvious unfair treatment such as racism.