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Talita Laubscher is a partner in our Johannesburg office Employment & Benefits Practice.
She specialises in all aspects of employment law, including the employment consequences of commercial transactions, dismissals and the drafting of employment contracts, policies and procedures. She is particularly interested in discrimination law and has published extensively in this field.. In addition to employment law, Talita advises on data protection matters.
She has B.Iuris and LLB degrees (both awarded cum laude) from the University of Free State and an LLM from the University of Emory, USA.
Talita was the instructing attorney in one of the ground-breaking cases on second generation outsourcing. She is also currently involved in section 197 litigation where, for the first time, the South African labour court will be required to develop the test for determining which employees ought to transfer to the new employer. One of Talita’s keen interests is law of unfair discrimination. Her exposure to foreign discrimination law (as a participant in the International Human Rights Training Programme in Montreal, Canada, in 1996 and later as a student of Employment Discrimination and International Law at Emory, USA) has equipped her with the ability to do comparative analyses and to find practical solutions to clients’ discrimination questions. She was part of the team who advised Business Unity South Africa on the amendments to the Employment Equity Act and the Regulations pertaining to equal pay which took effect in 2014.
- Chambers and Partners, 2018 ranked Talita in Band 4 for Employment law.
- Talita was recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018 in the category Employment & Benefits: Labour & Employment.
- 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 and her team was intimately involved.
Publications & Insights
- COVID-19: Amended Consolidated Occupational Health and Safety Direction
- COVID-19: Alert Level 3 – what South African employers should do
- COVID-19: Alert Level 4 Regulations – workplace plans and safety measures, South Africa
- COVID-19: Ensuring a safe return to work, South Africa
- COVID-19: The new workplace – the employer’s health and safety obligations do not stop at the office door
- COVID-19: TERS benefit – Amended Directives, South Africa
- COVID-19: Tax treatment of TERS benefits, South Africa
- COVID-19: South African TERS benefit – what you need to know
- COVID-19: Must employees be paid during the lockdown in South Africa?
- COVID-19: Domestic workers during the lockdown in South Africa
- COVID-19: Meaning of a gathering
- COVID-19: Guidelines from the South African Department of Employment and Labour
- COVID-19 and proceedings before the CCMA in South Africa
- COVID-19 and school closures – impact on the workplace
- Safeguarding the workplace from COVID-19: suggested preventative measures
- Safeguarding the workplace from COVID-19
- Unconstitutionality of RICA should not affect employers
- Conditional employment is a commercial reality
- What is one month’s notice?
- National minimum wage
- Protecting pregnant employees – cold comfort?
- Labour broker deeming provisions interpreted to create a position of ’sole’ employment
- Equal Pay – Three Years on
- The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa
- Cross Border Employment Law: Mergers & Acquisitions and Employee Transfers
- Equal work for equal pay – length of service and different geographic areas may be arbitrary criteria
- No man can serve two masters
- Non-permanent employees afforded greater protection
- Fixed term employees – Stricter regulations
- Compensation in Unfair Discrimination Cases
- Youth wage subsidy a delicate balancing act
- Voluntary retrenchment: what you need to know to stay legal
- Breasting the discrimination divide
- COVID-19: Safe Return to Work Pack – ensuring compliance quickly and easily