ADOPTION OF TWO NEW ACTS WHICH ARE RELEVANT TO EMPLOYERS

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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20 August 2013, ushered in the adoption of two new Acts by the National Assembly which will have a significant impact on employers, namely the Labour Relations Amendment Act and the Protection of Personal Information Act. This follows on from the adoption of the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act in June. None of these Acts have yet come into effect and we do not have clarity on the dates on which they will come into effect. We will, however, keep you updated. With regards to the Protection of Personal Information Act, we understand that it will be translated into Afrikaans first before being submitted to the President for assent.

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