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Nadine Mather is a partner specialising in data protection and employment law in the Dispute Resolution department of our Johannesburg office.
Nadine has a keen interest in data protection laws. She has presented on the Protection of Personal Information Act at conferences and webinars for the South African Society of Labour Lawyers (SASLAW) and has participated in a number of panel discussions with the Information Regulator. Nadine has also conducted lectures on the processing of personal information for the University of Witwatersrand. Nadine advises on a wide range of data protection matters, for example, transferring personal information to holding companies abroad, the sharing of personal information with third parties and the processing of special/sensitive personal information.
Nadine also specializes in employment related issues, including corporate restructuring, restraints of trade, retrenchments, employment equity, employee benefits, independent contractors and unfair dismissals. She also drafts employment contracts, policies and other employment related agreements. She works closely with her corporate colleagues to advise on the employment and benefits consequences of commercial transactions (sales of business, sales of shares etc). She also assists clients in employment litigation at the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and the Labour Court.
Nadine writes the Employment Law Update column in the De Rebus magazine and has published a number of articles on data protection and employment law. She is a committee member of the Young Scholars Society of SASLAW and is a member of SASLAW. Nadine has BA and LLB (cum laude) degrees from Rhodes University.
- Represented the Public Servants Association and other applicant trade unions in the public sector wage dispute before the Constitutional Court.
- Advised Pfizer in relation to the data protection aspects of clinical trials to be conducted in respect of the Covid-19 vaccine.
- Assisted Uber with responding to communication issued to it by the Information Regulator.
- Assisted Duke CE in the creation of an online portal containing personal and special personal information in respect of its employees and students.
- Africa Employment Law Firm of the year – This was awarded in recognition of the Firm’s advice in the formation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and its subsidiaries, a transaction in which Talita Laubscher and her team (including Nadine Mather) was intimately involved.
Publications & Insights
- South Africa: Harassment in the Workplace – Employers to take note of their obligations under the new Code of Good Practice
- South Africa: New earnings threshold and minimum wage to come into effect on 1 March 2022
- South Africa: Labour Court warns that mutual separation agreements should not be dressed up as dismissals
- South Africa: Ready or not – POPIA is here
- South Africa: POPIA – The portal for registration of information officers is now available
- South Africa: POPIA – What you need to know about the appointment and registration of Information Officers
- South Africa: 100 days left to become POPIA compliant: Information officers and guidelines on applications for prior authorisation
- South Africa: POPIA regulations and guidelines to Develop Codes of Conduct
- COVID-19: Strategies should include mental wellbeing of employees, South Africa
- COVID-19: The protection of personal information
- COVID-19: Guidelines from the South African Department of Employment and Labour
- COVID-19 and proceedings before the CCMA in South Africa
- From #METOO to #AMINEXT – Addressing gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
- Taking your high from home to work – considering the impact of cannabis on the workplace
- Employers thwarting dismissed employees’ attempts for reinstatement by filling their positions
- Labour broker deeming provisions interpreted to create a position of ’sole’ employment
- Dishonesty in the fulfillment of a suspensive condition
- Leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans, suggests eight steps for business to take towards compliance with POPIA ahead of enforcement
- New Employer Bears Potentially Unforeseen Risk of Review
- This World AIDS Day, Let Our Actions Count! – Addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace