New employment legislation for temporary staff poses liability issues

New employment legislation for temporary staff poses liability issues

The implementation of changes to Section 198 of the Labour Relations Act – which stipulates that from 1 April 2015 employers are required by law to appoint temporary workers as permanent employees, following a three month continuous working period – could place South African employers at risk of Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) awards of up to 12 month’s salary for unfairly dismissed temporary employees.

 

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