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Section 189 Restructuring Process:
Compliance in times of Covid-19

4-hour Zoom event
Friday 30th October: 09h00 – 13h00

What you need to know about running Section 189 restructuring process
and remaining compliant with the Labour Relations Act

Who should attend this course?

Senior Managers

Human Resource Professionals


Are there any prerequisites for attending this course?

There are no prerequisites for attending this course

Discussion points:

  • What is a section 189 restructuring process?
  • Under what conditions may a company restructure?
  • Are there different regulations that govern employers who are contemplating small scale (less than 50 employees) and large scale (more than 50 employees) for retrenchment?
  • What is the process of implementing a section 189 restructuring?
  • What is the difference between requesting a Voluntary Severance Package (VSP) and normal retrenchment, and under what circumstances can a VSP be considered?
  • Does redundancy imply retrenchment and if not, what is the difference?
  • How does an employer calculate a severance package and how do the tax rules apply for severance packages?
  • Does a union have a right to participate in a section 189 process, if there is no recognition agreement with the Trade Union?
  • What information must employees receive to remain compliant with the section 189 process?
  • How does an employer identify and apply selection criteria for retrenchments?
  • When will retrenchment be considered an unfair dismissal?
  • What are the implications for an employer if unfair dismissal is the outcome of a CCMA arbitration process?
  • What is meant by the term “bumping” in a restructuring process.
  • Dealing with distressed employees/ managers faced with retrenchments.  
  • Role of leadership during a section 189 process.

Cost: R3 000.00

excl. VAT

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