SALLR Seminar Programme 2022

November 2022

07h00 – 08h00: Registration

live broadcast assistance (only Option 2)

08h00 – 08h05: Welcome and opening address
08h05 – 08h10: SALLR published judgments, awards and rulings utilised during the seminar, etc
• SALLR products and service development
• SALLR seminar source material
08h10 – 08h30: SALLR earnings guidelines: corporate, formal, informal and non-corporate sectors
• COIDA benefits
• STATSSA earnings by level of education
08h30 – 09h00: Contractual rights and obligations
• claim for remuneration and interest from date of award to date of reinstatement
• unlawful precautionary suspension
09h00 – 10h15: Misconduct
• consistency and the parity principle
• employer’s interference with original sanction
• acts of misconduct outside the workplace and outside working hours
• refusal to testify at arbitration
• challenge to an employee’s medical certificate
• abscondment and desertion
• doctrine of common purpose
Dismissals on the grounds of operational requirements
• compensation and post-retrenchment medical aid benefits
• calculation of severance pay: s41(2) of the BCEA
• Unemployment Insurance Act 62 of 2001: reason for termination
10h15 – 10h45: Tea and coffee break – dealing with questions posed on the SALLR WhatsApp Group (041 373 4322) – Options 1 and 2
10h45 – 11h00: Dismissal ito s186(1)(e) of the LRA
• employee’s unpaid performance bonus constituting a benefit and not remuneration
• resignation and disciplinary action
11h00 – 11h30: Collective bargaining

• advisory award – s64(2) of the LRA
• closed shop
• employers’ freedom of association versus unions’ right to strike

Industrial action

• secondary strike

11h30 – 12h00: Consequences of breach of mutual termination of employment agreement duty to disclose during job application and interview process termination of employment not at the instance of the employer
12h00 – 12h30: Powers and functions of the CCMA and bargaining councils

• compilation of back pay where employee was employed during back pay period
• no automatic right to a remedy
• s138(5)(a) of the LRA: dismissal of a matter
• s193(2)(b) of the LRA: exception to reinstatement where continued employment is intolerable

12h30 – 13h00: Powers and functions of the labour court

• union ordered to pay costs on an attorney and client scale
• attorney ordered to pay costs de bonis propriis on an attorney and client scale
• stay of enforcement of arbitration award pending review and exoneration from provision of security
• settlement agreement made an order of court
• late filing of statement of case
• application to dismiss a review application and application to reinstate a review application

13h00 – 13h45: Lunch
13h50 – 14h30: SALLR panel of experts: providing answers to burning questions raised on the SALLR WhatsApp group (041 373 4322)
14h30 – 15h30: Powers and functions of the labour appeal court

Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
• discrimination on the basis of age in respect of retirement policy
• equal pay for equal value
• claim for damages ito s60 of the EEA

15h30 – 16h00: Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 40 of 2000
• not shortlisting a white male solely on the basis of being white
16h00 – 16h30: Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993
• injuries at work caused by negligence of senior manager(s)
• pre-existing medical condition
• the presumption in terms of s65 and s66 of COIDA