Employment Law

South Africa has arguably so one of the more complex labour law frameworks in the world. As a result thereof our firm understands that regulatory compliance and effective management of labour and employment issues are of absolute importance for business.

Our firms strive to keep our clients at the forefront of employment law developments. We deliver a wide range of employment law services across both the public and private sectors, across South Africa.

The Adriaans Attorneys labour and employment lawyers have a strong track record in advising businesses in the corporate and public sectors on all employment, pension, health and safety inter alia areas.


Our Employment lawyers offer a full range of services to the employment law sector and can advise on:
  • Employment law practice and procedure, including, litigation for the employer and employee in the CCMA as well as the General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council, Motor Industry Bargaining Council, South African Local Government Bargaining Council and the National Bargaining Council for Road and
  • Labour Court litigation
  • Drafting and reviewing employment contracts including executive contracts of employment
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts associated with the employment consequences of business transfers
  • Drafting and reviewing employment policies and procedures
  • Drafting legal opinions and advising clients, on various employment related issues
  • Compliance and monitoring labour legislative compliance
  • Chairing disciplinary enquiries and arbitrations
  • Facilitating grievances (including large scale grievances)
  • Drafting and reviewing charge sheets to disciplinary enquiries
  • Mediation and settlement negotiation
  • Labour / Employment law training and workshops
  • Undertaking the employment law aspects of due diligence investigations and drafting due diligence reports

Key Contacts

Ashley Adriaans
Managing Director
Alayna Lewendal
Labour Law Consultant

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