LABOUR LAW COURSE. 1-5 October 2012

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1 LABOUR LAW COURSE 1-5 October 2012 The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, in partnership with the Institute of Labour Law and Development, UCT, is pleased to be presenting a course in Labour Law. About the course This course will give delegates a good understanding of labour law in South Africa. Who should attend? Anyone involved in Human Resources - HR Directors; HR Managers and HR staff as well as company law advisors and managers who may be called upon to deal with any employment law issues. Course presenters This course will be presented by a number of experts in the field of Employment and Labour Law. Entry requirements Examination requirements Award of certificate Course fee None None Students will be given the option of completing an assignment which they will have to pass (50%) to obtain a certificate of completion-all those electing not to submit an assignment, or those who do not successfully pass the assignment will receive a certificate of attendance only. R8 000 per delegate Closing date for registration Friday, 21 September 2012 Registration and enquiries Please contact the Professional Development Project: Paula Allen on Shani Vavruch on Fax: / / OR visit the Law Faculty Website Physical address Professional Development Project Postal address Professional Development Project 1

2 Rm 3.20 Kramer Law Building Middle Campus, UCT Rondebosch, 7700 Rm 3.20 Kramer Law Building Middle Campus, UCT Private Bag X3 Rondebosch,

3 The course will cover the following topics: 1 INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYMENT LAW 2 VARIOUS LABOUR INSTITUTIONS COURSE OUTLINE History of Employment Law in SA focusing on the changes since 1995 Understanding the foundations of employment law in SA Common Law Overview of Labour Legislation Basic Conditions of Employment Labour Relations Act Employment Equity Act Occupational Health and Safety Act Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Determining who is an employee The various institutions The Department of Labour Bargaining Councils The CCMA The Labour Court 3 DRAFTING CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT AND SETTING UP BASIC POLICIES Understanding terms and conditions of employment vis a vis management prerogative and statutory requirements Drafting the contract of employment permanent fixed term Basic conditions of employment Drafting basic policies and procedures Collective agreements, bargaining council agreements 4 DISMISSAL AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES 5 COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAW The meaning of dismissal and unfair labour practices When is a dismissal unfair? Fair process Remedies Trade union rights Organization rights Bargaining rights Strikes and lockouts Close shop agreements 6 MANAGING PERFORMANCE Understanding incapacity Poor performance and ill health How to manage Setting up policies to control 3

4 Termination of employment 7 DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES Understanding the role of discipline Substantive and procedural fairness Inquiries Rules of natural justice 8 OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND TRANSFERS Changes to terms and conditions of employment Operational requirements terminations Consultation Retrenchment 9 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT EQUITY Drafting skills development and employment equity plans 4

5 REGISTRATION FORM LABOUR LAW COURSE 1-5 October 2012 Office Use Only: Ps no: Student no: Group Entry no: Venue: Law Faculty, Middle Campus, UCT but details to be confirmed Closing date for Registrations: Friday, 21 September 2012 Please complete in full. Use ONE form per person registering and please write clearly. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Please return completed forms via: Fax or Title: ID: Full names (to appear on certificate): Postal address: Home telephone: Work telephone: Surname: Name: APPLICANT DETAILS Contact details must be completed in full This information is required for UCT reporting purposes Gender: Cell: Fax: Race: Postal code: Were you previously registered as a student at UCT? If YES, what was your student number? YES / NO Student No: Do you have any special dietary requirements? Please be specific. Do you have any other special requirements that we should be made aware of? Please provide details. Do you require parking on campus? What qualifications do you hold? Do you need information about accommodation? You will be responsible for making your own bookings and settling your accounts, but we can send you a short list of accommodation options available in the area. YES / NO 1

6 Where did you see the information about the course? Please complete in full Name of firm / organisation / person responsible for payment VAT registration number: Postal address: PAYMENT DETAILS Postal code: Street address: Postal code: Name of contact person at firm / organisation: Tel: Cell: Fax: Course fee (VAT exempt) R8000 The course fee includes refreshments and lunches, course material, parking and access to the library. Payment must be made within 30 days of date of invoice DISCOUNTS: Groups of 5 or more from the same firm/organisation may apply for a discount 5 10 people = 10% people = 15% PAYMENT OPTIONS: (Please indicate clearly which method you will use) Once off payment: By direct deposit If your company is paying for you, please use these bank details: Bank: Standard Bank Account name: The UCT Number One Account (current account) Branch: Rondebosch Branch Code: Account Number: If you are paying for yourself, please use these bank details: Bank: Standard Bank Account name: UCT (current) Branch: Rondebosch Branch Code: Account Number: Proof of payment to be faxed to or ed By cheque: By credit card: Made out to UCT Master or Visa cards only Please request credit card payment form from Irena Wasserfall or Shani Vavruch 2-month payment plan: 50% payable on registration Balance payable within 60 days of invoice Special application may be made to pay a reduced fee, based on financial need. If you wish to apply for a reduction, please submit a full motivation, with a statement of income and expenditure, including a list of liabilities due under credit or instalment agreements. 2

7 May we add your name to our mailing list to receive notification of further courses? YES NO TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1 You will be invoiced for your attendance. Payment must be made within 30 days of date of invoice. 2 We reserve the right to refuse attendance to the seminar/ workshop/ course if the fee is outstanding. Please note that if the fees are still outstanding within 90 days of invoice, the debt will be handed over for collection. 3 Cancellations: (a) You may cancel your registration in writing BEFORE the closing date for registrations. (b) Those who have registered and have not cancelled in writing BEFORE the closing date for registrations will be liable for 75% of the course fee. (c) Should you fail to attend the seminar/ workshop/ course without having cancelled as above, you will not be entitled to a refund if you have already paid. 4 UCT reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations are received; in which case, the course fee will be refunded in full if already paid. 5 Submission of this form will be taken as acceptance of the conditions above. I acknowledge that I have read and accept all the terms and conditions set out in this registration form and consider myself bound by them. Signature Date 3