CCMA violations – how to stay out of trouble

In a recent article published we were once again reminded of the hot water we can land in when we don’t adhere to the labour laws.


Spar owner has 14 days to pay over R11m to staff for labour law violations


An owner of eight Spar grocery stores has been ordered to pay over R11m to staff for not complying with labour laws.

The Department of Employment and Labour on Monday issued a statement indicating that the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration had granted it eight arbitration awards

The CCMA’s decision comes following inspections at outlets conducted in May 2019 by the department, this after it had received a “series of complaints of alleged gross violations of labour laws”.

The issues raised in terms of violations to the labour laws include: failure to issue employment contracts, long working hours for staff without overtime compensation, pay for Sunday work and public holidays not granted according to the law, illegal deductions and complaints related to the hiring of illegal foreign nationals, according to the department.

The Spar owner has to comply with the CCMA award within 14 days, or pay an amount with accrued interest.

Article by Lameez Omarjee

Published On: March 19th, 2020 / Categories: Human Resources, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) / Tags: , , , /

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