Labour Law Training


Strengthen your understanding of labour laws and ensure compliance with our “Labour Law Training” course. Designed for HR professionals, managers, and business owners, this comprehensive training provides essential knowledge and practical skills to navigate the complexities of employment regulations and protect your organization from legal issues.


In today’s regulatory environment, understanding and complying with labour laws in South Africa is crucial for maintaining fair and legal workplace practices. This course covers key aspects of labour legislation, including employee rights, employer obligations, and the latest updates in employment law, to help participants effectively manage legal risks and maintain a compliant and productive workplace.


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Course Outline

The Labour Relations Act

  • Understanding the new amendments
  • The Labour Relations Act: Collective labour law provisions
  • The Labour Relations Act: Individual Labour Law provisions
  • Unfair dismissals and unfair labour practices
  • Disputes of right, and disputes of interest
  • When to consult and when to negotiate
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms of the LRA

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act

  • Understanding the latest amendments
  • Defining the employment contract – permanent, temporary and labour brokers
  • The regulation of working hours and leave provisions – and their cost implications
  • Remuneration and benefits – and implications, such as overtime regulations
  • Termination of employment – regulations and cost implications

The Skills Development Act, and the Skills Development Levies Act

  • Understanding the new SETA Grant Regulations
  • Understand SETAs, ETQAs, OFOs, and the landscape for Skills Development
  • Annual Training Reports, Workplace Skills Plans, and PIVOTAL training
  • How to implement and manage learnerships
  • Levies, Grants and Seta-funded Interventions

The Employment Equity Act, and the BBBEE Bill

  • Understanding the latest amendments – & the risks of non-compliance
  • Developing the EE Plan, EE Reporting, and the role of the EE Committee
  • Understanding the revised BBBEE Codes, and their implications

Through this Labour Law Training course, delegates will learn:

  • Ideologies and different approaches to the labour relationship
  • The parties to the labour relationship, and their respective roles
  • The importance of building ‘win-win’ industrial relations in the workplace

Disciplinary Hearings, Grievances, Performance Management, and Absenteeism

Understand collective bargaining in industrial relations including:

  • Getting to “Yes”
  • Positional bargaining, Distributive bargaining, Integrative bargaining

  1. Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination
  2. Implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.’

Welcome to our complete guide on Employment equity and its new 2023 amendments. Right here, we will offer you with clear and concise information about this important new EE legislation, ensuring you understand its motive, key principles, EE changes, Compliance and the obligations it imposes on employers. We will also talk the newest amendments and their impact, retaining you updated with the modern day compliance requirements.

At its core, Employment Equity aims to promote fair and equitable workplaces by addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. This Act encourages employers to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and individuals from designated groups have equal access to employment and advancement opportunities.

With the current amendments, Employment Equity has undergone essential modifications. We are going to delve into those updates, highlighting the important areas affected and the implications for employers. By understanding the amended provisions, you will be better equipped to navigate compliance necessities and ensure your employer meets its obligations. At McDowell Development Institute South Africa ( MDSA ) We believe Employment Equity should be about Transformation, Diversity, Inclusive and Equity.

In terms of the new amendment,

  1. Changes include the introduction of an Employer Equity Certificate of Compliance which companies wishing to participate in state contracts are now required to provide. Companies without an Employment Equity Certificate of Compliance will not be able to receive any points under the Management Control pillar of the B-BBEE scorecard and could be subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Management Control has traditionally been the pillar that all sectors struggle the most with.
  2. Sector-specific targets set by the Minister of Employment and Labour ostensibly after consultations with industry over the past 18 months, appear to have been more closely aligned to the BEE scorecard.

The newly amended Employment Equity (EE) Act to aid workplace transformation in SA to come into operation on 01 September 2023


Our “Labour Law Training” equips you with the crucial knowledge and skills to navigate the legal aspects of managing a workforce. Ensure your business practices not only comply with the law but also support a fair, safe, and productive work environment.

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