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Labour Matters with Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy Employment are specialists in all matters of employment law and practice, and have been offering advice and guiding leading employers for over 40 years.

We are leaders in employment relations, labour market analysis, and economic forecasting. We provide high-level advisory services, educational seminars and training, and in-depth analysis in the broader labour market.

With over forty years of experience in dealing with and managing labour law and employment relations, Andrew Levy Consulting offers clients hands-on assistance with any labour related matter.

Our consulting services have been used by HR teams, executives, directors, shareholders and general managers for decades. Our pragmatic, solutions-focused approach continues to prove effective at resolving any labour related matter, allowing our clients to continuously improve their human capital strategy.
Occasionally English South Africa Business · Management
27 Episodes
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#027 Separation anxiety

Once it is established that there is a dysfunctional employment relationship that is going nowhere, the notion of a mutual separation agreement comes into force. Andrew Levy discusses the merits of this course of action, how it can be effected by agreement, and, more importantly, without the threat of a…
30 Jun 2023 14 min

#026 Soft dismissals with a bang!

Hear what Andrew Levy has to say about dismissing those seemingly "undismissable" employees who just don't fit into your organisation and how you can manage this in terms of the LRA's requirements for a fair dismissal. He also sets out your options for the termination of the employment under these…
30 Jun 2023 16 min

#025 Foreign Exchange

Andrew Levy provides some answers to the current dilemma with regard to the hiring and employment of foreign nationals, illegals, and the issue of work permits. The employer's obligations in terms of their status and the prevailing immigration law is explained, as too is the question of whether they are…
24 Apr 2023 7 min

#024 The ups & downs of the pay see-saw

Listen to Andrew Levy explain what is meant by the concept of the 'pay see-saw' and the upward and downward pressures that move it in a particular direction. He also touches on the current index of earnings and how this has moved pre- and post Covid, as well as employers'…
24 Apr 2023 12 min

#023 Year End Round Up 2022

Listen to what Andrew and Sarah Levy have to say about four important issues that will impact the workplace in 2023 - - The question around the employment of foreigners Get a handle on the Government's draft plan to deal with the "illegals" issue and at the same time attract…
6 Dec 2022 25 min

#022 Fun with the BCEA

Often regarded as a dull piece of legislation, Andrew looks at the intricacies of the BCEA dealing as it does with everyday work issues and having the greatest influence on the employer. He discusses the importance of the definitions, the distinction between wage and remuneration, how ‘ordinary’ hours of work…
8 Aug 2022 15 min

#021 Goings on in Government

Listen to what Andrew has to say about government and in particular the outcome of the 2022 Eskom wage negotiations. Why Eskom’s negotiation strategy went wrong from the start, lacking credibility and leading to unlawful strike action - when as an essential service, wage arbitration could have saved the day…
8 Aug 2022 12 min

#020 New Codes on Managing COVID & Harassment

As we move into a changed work environment, hear Andrew’s views on The Code of Practice on Managing Covid and The Prevention and Elimination of Harassment in the Workplace and how they will work in practice. Prior to the enactment of the 1995 Labour Relations Act, labour law was rigid…
3 May 2022 13 min

#019 Latest on Wages, Strikes and Collective Bargaining

As we move into the traditional wage round in 2022, hear Andrew’s take on what is impacting the labour market - notably the war in Ukraine, increased fuel and food prices and the rise in inflation. How this will affect union wage demands and how employers are likely to respond…
3 May 2022 12 min

#018 A matter of fact - Evidence in Hearings

Find out why it is so important to collect, evaluate and present evidence correctly in disciplinary hearings in order to win a case. What is the difference between information, evidence and proof and when does evidence become proof? Why is the wording of the charge so important and how do…
21 Feb 2022 9 min

#017 After the deluge - A post-COVID economy

Find out what Andrew’s views are on wages and collective bargaining as South Africa moves into a post-Covid economy. What approach will the unions be taking as wage negotiations get underway and will they be able to make up for lost ground during lockdown conditions? How will employers deal with…
15 Feb 2022 13 min

#016 Wage Differentials - It's the Difference That Counts

Listen to Andrew Levy as he discusses why wage differentials are important in the understanding of the issue of pay structures and pay equality. There are, he says, never disputes about wages only the comparison between wages and it is important to understand how these differences arise and why they…
23 Jan 2022 11 min

#015 Unemployment - Fixing SA's Broken Labour Market

With unemployment now at its highest level in years, the question on everyone’s lips is... "how this can be turned around?" Andrew Levy discusses his views on the issue of radical labour market reform and the need for strong growth of around 5% over the next decade in order to…
9 Jan 2022 18 min

#014 Year-end Roundup - a look ahead to 2022

Join Andrew Levy as he touches on the important issues that arose during 2021 and those that await us in 2022. With the dark COVID cloud still hovering above us the effect on the economy has been dramatic with employment, wages and earnings being the main casualties. Listen to Andrew…
10 Dec 2021 12 min

#013 Andrew Levy's Labour Law in Practice 2nd Revised Edition

This popular and practical guide for SA Employers, first published in 2010 has been updated in light of the many important developments in our labour law during the last decade. These include the implementation of the national minimum wage, the changes with regard to labour brokers and fixed term contracts…
8 Nov 2021 6 min

#012 Strike Spike 2021 4th quarter

Andrew provides an insightful commentary on the unexpected spate of strikes in the in the fourth quarter of 2021 at a time when the country experienced its highest level of unemployment and job loss – a direct result of the national lockdown - the restrictions surrounding the Covid pandemic and…
8 Nov 2021 10 min

#011 Compelling an employee to vaccinate - is it a Yes or No?

Can you compel an employee to have the Covid vaccination? Find out what Andrew has to say about this topical and sensitive issue. How South Africa’s Constitution balances the rights of both the employer and the employee. And how the clause with regard to the limitations of these rights goes…
8 Nov 2021 11 min

#010 Violence and Harassment - Another burden for the employer?

Draft Code on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment with Sarah Levy (Levy Africa Network) Understanding the New Draft Code on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work and the five significant changes that are introduced into South African labour law including…
20 Sep 2021 33 min

#009 Building successful sexual harassment training programs

The Myths, empathy exercises and legal framework In this episode, Sarah Levy of Levy Africa Network talks to Andrew Levy about how to develop successful sexual harassment training programmes, focusing on the four common questions that delegates on violence and harassment training typically ask - why me? what is harassment?…
16 Aug 2021 20 min
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