• 16 de Abril, 2022
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What Is Practical Labour Law

As this course covers many facets of South African labour law, it is suitable for human resources practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge in this area to create more value in current and future roles. It is also ideal for lawyers who want to learn how to deal with work-related issues and small business owners who need up-to-date knowledge of labor regulations to ensure compliance and fair treatment of employees. As students receive a certificate of completion from the UCT, this course is a good option for those seeking official validation of their expertise in labour law. Introduction to Collective Labour Law and Trade Union Action Professor Christoph Garbers is a lawyer at the High Court, teaches labour law at the University of Stellenbosch and has been associated with the UNISA Business Law Centre for 25 years. He advises and trains comprehensively on all aspects of employment and is co-author of a number of books on labour law, discrimination law and social security law. Dismissal, discrimination and unfair labour practices The first milestone in modern labour law was the British Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802, sponsored by elder Sir Robert Peel. Similar laws for the protection of youth were adopted in Zurich in 1815 and in France in 1841. Until 1848, the first legal limit on the working time of adults was decided by the Landsgemeinde of the Swiss canton of Glarus. Health insurance and workers` compensation were promoted by Germany in 1883 and 1884, and compulsory arbitration in labour disputes was introduced in New Zealand in the 1890s.

Progress in labour legislation outside Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand was slow until after the First World War. The most industrialized states in the United States began enacting such laws in the late 19th century, but most U.S. labor laws today were not passed until after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Before the October Revolution of 1917, there was virtually no labor legislation in Russia. In India, children aged 7 to 12 were limited to nine hours of work per day in 1881 and adult men in textile factories to 10 hours a day in 1911, but the first major breakthrough was the amendment of the Factories Act in 1922 to enact the conventions adopted at the first session of the International Labour Conference in Washington. D.C., in 1919. In Japan, rudimentary regulations on mining work were introduced in 1890, but a draft law on factories was controversial for 30 years before being passed in 1911, and the crucial step was the revision of this law in 1923 to enact the Washington Convention on Working Time in Industry. Labor legislation in Latin America began in Argentina in the early years of the century and received a strong impetus from the Mexican Revolution that ended in 1917, but as in North America, the trend became general only with the effects of the Great Depression. In Africa, advances in labour legislation did not become significant until the 1940s.

Develop an understanding of the South African labour law landscape and stay abreast of changes in labour law to ensure compliance both as an employer and as an employee. Wilhelmina Germishuys is a lawyer, notary and mediator at the Supreme Court. She teaches labour law and is co-author of the University of South Africa textbook. She trains and advises on aspects of labour law and alternative dispute resolution. Review for Company Formation, edited by Agustin Jausas: “Company Formation is clear, concise and practical, offering excellent value for money.” The University of Cape Town`s (UCT) Online Labour Law Practical Course introduces you to the local labour law landscape, its various actions and the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Led by industrial relations specialist Pieter Koornhof, you will learn how to manage the complexities of contracts, layoffs and cuts, and discover strategies to prevent discrimination in the workplace. South African labour law has evolved considerably in recent years, with significant laws being amended and labour justice gaining in importance. It is imperative that employers, human resources professionals and lawyers stay informed of these legislative changes in order to ensure compliance, avoid litigation and resolve disputes. Develop your understanding of practical labour law and obtain an official certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town. Throughout the course, legal concepts will be informed by presenting practical scenarios that will equip you with skills and knowledge that you can immediately apply in your current context. I have found that many managers have the skills to manage a group of people or departments, but are not familiar with legal work processes, especially when it comes to disciplinary proceedings. That`s why I took this course.

My intention is to be the voice of the voiceless. The legal and financial treatment of labour regulations can vary considerably from country to country. Understanding these differences is of paramount importance when assessing the impact on the workload of any company moving to a new jurisdiction. The origins of labour law can be traced back to the distant past and to the most diverse regions of the world. While European writers often attach importance to the guilds and learning systems of the medieval world, some Asian scholars have already identified labor standards in the Babylonian Codex of Hammurabi (18th century BC) and the rules for the relationship between work and management in the Hindu laws of Manu (Manu-smriti; c. 100 AD); Latin American authors refer to the laws of India promulgated by Spain in the 17th century for its New World territories. None of this can be seen as more than anticipation, with only limited influence on future development. Labour law, as it is known today, is essentially the child of successive industrial revolutions from the 18th century onwards. It became necessary when the usual restrictions and privacy of working conditions in small communities ceased to provide adequate protection against the abuses that accompanied new forms of mining and manufacturing on a rapidly increasing scale, precisely at a time when the 18th century Enlightenment, the French Revolution and political forces, who set them in motion, created elements of modern social consciousness.

It developed quite slowly in the 19th century, especially in the most industrialized countries of Western Europe, and did not acquire its current importance, relative maturity and global acceptance until the 20th century. This title is the perfect companion to the Globe Law and Business book on business creation (Company Formation: A Practical Global Guide, Second edition). With over 35 chapters written by practicing professionals, the book provides a concise overview of labour regulations in a number of key jurisdictions. This is particularly important in this area, as there are peculiarities in the regulation of industrial relations in different countries. Topics covered in each chapter include, but are not limited to, employment contracts, non-compete obligations, changes in working conditions, board representation, dismissal by employers and employees, leave and social security. The legal recognition of the right to organize for trade union purposes has a special history. There is no other aspect of labour law in which successive periods of progress and regression have been more strongly influenced by political changes and considerations. The legal ban on such an association was lifted in 1824 in the United Kingdom and in 1884 in France; There have been many subsequent legislative changes and there may well be other changes, but these were about details rather than fundamental principles. In the United States, freedom of association for union purposes remained precarious and was subject to the unpredictable scope of the work order by which the courts helped to restrict union activity until the 1930s. The breakthrough for the union and collective bargaining was achieved by the National Industrial Relations Act (Wagner Act) of 1935. In many other countries, the record of progress and regression in freedom of association is part of clearly defined periods, separated by decisive political changes.

This was certainly the case in Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and much of Eastern Europe; There have been many illustrations of this, and there may well be others in the developing world. Departments or ministries of labour responsible for the effective administration of labour law and the promotion of its future development were established in Canada in 1900, France 1906, the United States in 1913, the United Kingdom in 1916 and Germany in 1918. They became common in Europe and were established in India and Japan in the following years and became common in Latin America in the 1930s. An employment office was established in Egypt in 1930, but it wasn`t until the 1940s and 50s that similar agreements began to take root elsewhere in Asia and Africa. In different political circumstances, of course, there are still great differences in the authority and effectiveness of such an administrative apparatus. Knowledge of legal frameworks, relevant labour laws and dispute resolution techniques is a great advantage for employers, lawyers, human resources professionals and contractors. Understand your workers` rights and learn how to make informed decisions in the workplace with this UCT Labor Law course. .