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PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYERS
1. OUR AIM
Our aim is to support all employers, in creating and maintaining a productive workforce to achieve business objectives. We do this by empowering the employer to implement policies and strategies which create harmony in the workplace, efficiently focusing on human resources and achieving business objectives, and asserting the legal rights of the employer where necessary.
S.A.P.E.O. renders a full and comprehensive range of services to the employer, backed by the latest research and publications material in the field.
We have a team of qualified consultants and Labour Attorneys available on call, 24 Hours a day.
2. OUR SERVICES
The services we offer relating to industrial relations matters are as follows:
2.1. Industrial Relations / Human Resources Audit;
Complete internal Audit to assess the gaps in your business knowledge and understanding of IR/HR issues. This Audit will be done at your business premises by one of our qualified consultants.
2.2. Contracts of Employment
Preparation of service contracts/letters of employment.
2.3. Representation at CCMA
Representation and/or assistance of clients at all levels of the CCMA, Bargaining Council and or private Arbitration hearings.
2.4. Training in Procedure
Training of employers, managers and supervisors in the correct procedures to discipline, dismiss, etc.
2.5 Preparation of Policies
Preparation of policies as requested by the client
2.6 Union Negotiations
Conduct of wage negotiations with unions and conflict resolution on behalf of the business owner. We also eliminate unlawful unions. Recognition agreement negotiations and agreement contracts.
2.7. Strike management.
Assistance with contingency planning, strike diaries, legality of action taken by employers, and settlement negotiations.
2.8. Liaison Department of Labour
Handle Department of Labour matters on behalf of the employer.
2.9. Legal Help line
Free 24-hour access to telephonic, e-mail and fax help line to address immediate labour issues.
2.10. IR Assistance
Assistance with regard to counseling, disciplinary hearings, dismissals, retrenchments, restructuring, appeal hearings, etc.
2.11. Chair Disciplinary Hearings
Our Legal Advisors will act as chairperson at disciplinary inquiries at no additional cost. We also provide and complete the necessary forms, such as a notice to appear in a disciplinary inquiry, written warnings and dismissal letters.
2.12. Employment Equity Act
Assistance to designated employers with initiation of plans and reports as required by the Employment Equity Act, 1998.
2.13. Occupational Health Safety Act
Advice and assistance to comply with provisions of Occupational Health and Safety act, 1996.
2.14. Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court Assistance
Our team of professional Attorneys and Advocates will assist you with countrywide with Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court cases.
Please contact us for an introductory discussion on the Human Resources aspects of your business, at no charge to yourself. We will be glad to gain an understanding of your business, and we can offer the following specialized services to suit your needs.
3. OUR FEE STRUCTURE
We offer quality services at very reasonable hourly rates, depending on the needs of the client.
We also offer a fixed-price support package, which includes all industrial relations functions, tailored for the needs of the client having fewer employees and wishing to ensure that all employment requirements are properly handled.
4. ADVANTAGES OF USING OUR SERVICES
4.1. You will have direct access to expert advice and attendance.
5.1 All appearances and attendance contained in section 2.1 - 2.14 above are included in your monthly fee (excluding traveling, accommodation), provided that we attend to the matters from the start, and that our instructions, advice, outcome or sanctions will not be altered by the Employer or members of staff.
5.2 All traveling costs are included in the monthly fee and on condition that it is in the Gauteng region. Out of town expenses are for the cost of the client and air fares are at the actual cost of the air travel ticket/s and or car hire.
5.3 Accommodation for out-of town assistance in matters referred above will be charged at the actual cost.
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