Employment / labour

The guidance of our young and dynamic, empowered employment law team will afford you the control required if you are reviewing your workplace arrangements, negotiating with unions, thinking about expanding, considering redundancies, looking to reward your staff or having to deal with litigation.

We quickly get to grips with your needs and your business and provide practical advice, taking into account your strategic objectives and the law.

With a better understanding of your objectives we will keep you updated on industry and legal changes that may affect your business and how best to engage with the fluid South African labour environment.

We will assist you in finding the most effective solution to whatever employment needs you may have. 

We represent clients in diverse sectors including telecommunications, information technology, retail, financial services, mining, automotive, insurance, construction, aviation, and banking.


Chambers Global


“Noted team with a rising profile in the South African employment law market. Serves an impressive list of global organisations in a wide range of sectors. Advises clients on human resources policy, employment contracts, corporate restructuring and the enforcement of restraint of trade agreements. Has experience handling industrial action mandates and collective bargaining.”

Legal 500


"The firm's highly reputable practice has developed its status in employment litigation, and cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters across Africa. It remains noted for its expertise in collective bargaining arrangements, redundancy exercises and strikes. Imraan Mahomed has an outstanding reputation."


Winner Employment Law Team of the Year Award at the African Legal Awards in 2017, and finalist in 2016, 2018 and 2019.


Key contacts

Lavery Modise




+27 11 286 6900

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