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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.

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