SOUTH AFRICA: AMENDMENTS TO THE LABOUR RELATIONS ACT (LRA) – PART 2

Monday, July 06, 2015
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The amendments to the LRA introduce the obligation on employers to treat fixed term employees (who are employed for longer than 3 months and who earn below the current threshold of R205,433.30 per annum) “not less favourably” than indefinite employees who perform the same or similar work. What exactly does this mean? Must an employer provide fixed term employees with access to the same retirement and medical aid schemes as its permanent employees? And what if the rules of those funds do not permit employees on fixed term contracts to be members of the fund?

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