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Labour Law Introduction – 101

Labour Law Introduction – 101  


The course is designed to enable the delegate to understand the fundamental basics of labour law.

Who Should Attend

  • HR & IR Personnel
  • Company Directors
  • Management
  • Supervisors
  • Unions


R3 400 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Training Material and Practical Exercises)


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PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during the break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits upon arrival and during each break. We also cater for special meals if arranged with us prior to training attendance.


1 Day (08:30 – 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module A1 – Labour Law Fundamentals

The various sources of Labour Law such as:

  • The Constitution (Basic Overview).
  • The Labour Relations Act (Basic Overview).
  • The Basic Conditions Of Employment Act (Basic Overview).
  • The Employment Equity Act (Basic Overview).
  • The Skills Development Act (Basic Overview).
  • The Occupational Health & Safety Act.


The legal route that labour law disputes can take.


The fundamental basics of labour law such as:

  • The Burden of Proof
  • Types of Hearings
  • Types of Dismissal
  • Fairness


Module C1 – Basic Overview of Misconduct

  • What is Misconduct.
  • The Investigation (Brief Overview).
  • Suspension (Brief Overview + Example).
  • Misconduct Charges (Brief Overview + Example).
  • What is a Misconduct Inquiry.
  • Possible Inquiry Outcomes.
  • Progressive Discipline (Brief Overview + Examples).
  • Identifying 10 Common Types Of Misconduct Discussed



Module D1 – Poor Work Performance

  • What is Poor Work Performance.
  • Difference - Poor Work Performance vs Negligence
  • Common Causes of Poor Work Performance
  • What is a PIP


Module E1 – Incapacity For Ill Health and Injury

  • What is incapacity for ill health or injury?
  • Important aspects of incapacity for ill health or injury.
  • The incapacity for ill health or injury procedure:
  • Procedure for Temporary & Permanent Incapacity:
  • The Incapacity Investigation:
  • What is a valid medical certificate:


Module F1 – The Grievance Procedure

  • What is a Grievance Procedure:
  • Lodging a Grievance:
  • The Informal Procedure:
  • The Formal Procedure:
  • Formal Grievance Procedure Diagram


Module G1 – Short Time and Retrenchment

  • Short time.
  • Retrenchment.


Module M1 – First Contact – CCMA & Bargaining Councils

  • Referral of Dispute to the CCMA (7:11 Form)
  • Notice of Setdown
  • Conciliation Certificate (7:12 Form)
  • Request for Arbitration (7:`13 Form)
  • Subpoena (7:16 Form)
  • Request for Retrenchment Facilitation (7:20)

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