The non - permanent workforce, what are the risks going forward?
Employment law risks associated with a non- permanent workforce: Proposed amendments to the LRA and BCEA
General Increase in a non - permanent workforce
Business in South Africa has seen a significant increase in the non – permanent workforce over the last decade. It is estimated that approximately 3.9 million people are employed in either a temporary, fixed term or labour brokered relationship.
Some say this increase in the casualization of work is grossly unfair to employees. Others vigorously defend the operational need for a flexible workforce.
No matter where you stand in this debate – amendments to our employment legislation are coming. It is critical for business to now analyse the potential risks and consequences of the proposed changes to legislation and manage them effectively.