The Labour Law for Managers Handbook is a comprehensive, easy-to-use A-Z guide to South African labour and employment designed especially for busy workplace managers.

Having a copy on hand is like having your own labour consultant sitting at your desk.

You won't find another resource in South Africa like it, because it's not just a summary of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act or The Employment Equity Act or a collection of legal jargon that only lawyers understand - far from it.

Instead, it's a simple, easy-to-understand guide to labour and HR for managers who want to ensure they're doing the right thing in their company, but don't have the time to sift through hundreds of pages of complicated legislation (and also don't want to fork out thousands to a consultant to do it for them!).

The Labour Law for Managers Handbook is written in practical, actionable terms so you can implement the advice in your workplace straight away - and if you can't find the information you need in the handbook, you can ask our team of legal experts for free (see below for more details).

Whenever you have to deal with a tricky labour and HR issue in your workplace, the Labour Law for Managers Handbook can help you proceed with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you are acting within the law.

In fact, we're so sure the handbook will exceed your expectations that we're offering you a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can see for yourself just how it will work for you.

Stay on top of labour law changes in just 10 minutes a day with the Labour and Health & Safety Bulletin

If you order the Labour Law for Managers Handbook, you'll also receive a FREE subscription to our daily e-letter, the Labour and Health & Safety Bulletin.

The Labour and Health & Safety Bulletin will keep you up-to-date with developments in the world of labour law as they arise and will also offer you more practical and actionable employment tips you can implement in your workplace immediately.

With contributions from South Africa's top labour and HR experts, it's your 10-minute guide to keeping on top of labour and employment issues in your workplace!

Three bonus gifts to help you stay out of the CCMA

As a subscriber to the Labour Law for Managers Handbook you’ll also receive three of our premium HR reports, Little-known ways to reduce absenteeism, How to get rid of that employee who isn't performing, and Policy Toolkit: Policies to hire, fire and manage your employees.

These reports provide valuable insight into South African labour and HR issues and can help you avoid having to pay an employee up to 24 months' salary.

Practical advice and
easy-to-follow instructions make complying with labour laws easy

All the information in the Labour Law for Managers Handbook is clear and easy-to-follow, so you can rest assured you have covered all the bases.

  • Step-by-step instructions take you through every stage of important labour procedures.
  • Checklists ensure you haven't forgotten anything.
  • Real life examples give you a clear picture of how to avoid losing at the CCMA.
  • Handy tips give you practical, actionable advice.
  • Case laws inform you about recent court decisions.

Save time and money with over 50 handy sample templates, checklists and practical examples!

The Labour Law for Managers Handbook contains over 50 legally-correct templates, sample forms that you can copy and use in your workplace straight away - with 100% confidence.

They'll save you the trouble of writing and developing your own from scratch! Here's just a few of the handy templates and checklists you'll find in the Labour Law for Managers Handbook :

  • Disciplinary Policy
  • Grievance Policy and Procedure
  • Sample letters to send an employee who's gone AWOL
  • Sample leave policy

Your Labour Law for Managers Handbook will never be out of date!

The Labour Law for Managers Handbook is regularly updated to ensure you are kept fully up-to-speed with changes to employment laws that will affect you and your business.

If you decide to become a subscriber, you'll receive essential updates, which you simply slot into your handbook in the appropriate place. 

Each update is billed separately.


Pre-Order your Labour Law for Managers Handbook today and you'll also receive a FREE copy of the report Say "You're Fired!" and Make it Stick (worth R199)

The law is pretty clear. You are required to follow specific procedures and provide employees with certain basic conditions, and for the most part, these procedures are easily identifiable and easy to implement.

But did you know you need to follow specific procedures and  steps when dismissing employees? These can be difficult and time consuming. But as an employer, it is your responsibility to give your employees a fair chance to be heard before you dismiss.

So how do you do this... and how do you treat a guilty employee fairly while protecting your own interests? Say "You're Fired!" and Make It Stick outlines exactly how you can dismiss employees in the workplace - and deal with them swiftly, sensitively and legally when it arises. And still make sure you don't infringe on their rights too!

Order your risk free copy of the Labour Law Handbook today and this valuable resource is yours - FREE OF CHARGE! You can keep it regardless of whether you decide to keep the handbook. 

Can't find the answer you need? You can get all your employment law questions answered by our experts for FREE thanks to the Labour and HR Helpdesk...

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This is one of the most useful benefits of your subscription to the Labour Law for Managers Handbook - and it's yours to use as regularly as you want. Here's how the Labour and HR Helpdesk works:

Whenever you're having an issue with employees at work - no matter how small it may be - and you need to be absolutely sure about the action to take, just log on to the Labour and HR Cub, and describe your short query. Our team of labour and HR experts will get back to you with an answer within 72 hours - GUARANTEED.

It doesn't matter what section of employment law your question relates to - or how insignificant you think it is. By using the Labour and HR Helpdesk, you'll know you can deal with your issue with 100% confidence.

Imagine hiring a labour consultant... having them at your beck and call around the clock... and NEVER getting an invoice! That's what the Labour and HR Helpdesk gives you.

Countless niggling labour and HR issues - sorted

The Labour Law for Managers Handbook contains specific chapters on the many employee issues that affect your workplace, including:

  • Absenteeism
  • CCMA
  • Desertion
  • Discipline
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Equity
  • Grievances 
  • Hearings 
  • Incapacity
  • Interviews
  • Leave
  • Poor Performance
  • Probation  
  • Recruitment 
  • Retrenchment
  • Strikes
  • And many more...

Meet your Editor-in-Chief

Lizle Louw

BComm Law (University of Johannesburg)
LLB (University of Johannesburg)
Certificate in International Criminal Law (University of Antwerp)

Lizle is an admitted attorney and conveyancer. She is a director at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs in the employment law department. Lizle specialises in employment law, occupational safety and mine health and safety. She acts for a diverse range of clients in the mining and retail industries. Lizle’s general practice includes litigation in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court, drafting of employment and safety related policies and training of line managers on all employment related matters. 

The Labour Law for Managers Handbook editorial team also includes:

  • Taryn Strugnell  - Advisor to over 35 000 labour and HR professionals
  • Nichola Wainwright - (BProc, LLB) Human Resources Manager
  • Desrae Connold - HR Specialist
  • Kirstin Van Bever Donker - (BA; LLB) Independent Labour and HR Consultant
  • Johria van den Bergh - (LLB) Advocate
  • Marleen Potigieter - (BA, B Proc, HDip Labour Law) Specialist in Management and Employment Consulting
  • Wouter van Heerden - Human Resources and Industrial Relations Consultant/Specialist
  • Ulrich Stander - (BA; LLM; IRDP) Managing partner, co-founder and director of Maserumule Consulting

Once we receive payment for your order, we'll rush your copy of the handbook (and your FREE copy of the report Say "You're Fired!" and Make It Stick) plus three bonus labour and HR reports straight to you!

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