Contracts Update

Sticky Issues and Changes

to Terms & Conditions

Classmates in Library



Two-day workshop // 2022
Daily @ 09:00 - 15:00



  • In the new world of work, most employers will have to adjust and adapt to fresh demands and realities, and conclude legal agreements with their employees to such effect.

  • Contracts and letters of appointment will have to be reworked and amended to incorporate new terms, or to amend existing ones, inclusive of policies and procedures.

  • Work from home (WFH) special conditions will require amendments to incorporate working remotely as well as to make provision for new issues that have become prominent since the onset of the pandemic.

  • In addition, contentious and difficult issues and contract clauses related to various facets of employment, inclusive of medical testing, compulsory vaccinations, electronic surveillance, and employee privacy, will be concisely and professionally dealt with.

More Information

Contac Magdeline Matlatse on
+27 11 706 6009  | magdeline@skillindawo.com


To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +27 11 706 6009 | magdeline@skillindawo.com


Programme & Facilitator

Workshop Structure
Theo Veldsman


Topics Covered

1. Elements & structure of contracts of employment

  • Commercial basis of the contract

  • Duties and obligations

  • Key performance areas (KPA’s)

  • Permanent contracts

  • Temporary contracts

  • WFH contracts

  • Formation & conclusion of contracts

  • BCEA Section 29 requirements

  • Employment Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

2. Applicable Legislation

  • LRA; EAA; BCEA provisions

  • POPI; RICA provisions

  • OHSA; NHA provisions

  • COVID-19 protocols

3. Contract administration: changes to terms & conditions and/or new contracts

  • Contract of employment revisions & classification standard (non-contentious) clauses from dynamic clauses

  • Assessment of existing employment policies

  • Employee duty to adapt to change

  • What can be changed without agreement & which changes are subject to agreement

  • Introduction of new contracts, amendments, or additions to existing contracts- compliance process and procedures

  • Employee communication and consent documentation

  • Other means of amendment – “ultimatum” changes

4. Dispute procedures

  • LRA Section 187 (1)(c) changes: matters of mutual interest

  • LRA unfair labour practice jurisdiction

  • BCEA Section 77 (3) contractual disputes

  • Internal grievances

5. Putting it all together

  • Decide on changes and list subject matters for amendment

  • Draft ideal amendment clauses

  • Design implementation strategy

  • Employee consultations and agreements

  • Implementation of amended clauses, or new contracts, policies and procedures

What you will walk away with:

  • A comprehensive workbook

  • Sample contracts and clauses

  • Applicable policies and procedures, inclusive of a WFH policy

  • 20 ideal contractual clauses for inclusion in new or amended contracts

  • Real case studies

  • Email responses from the facilitators after the Workshop in order to answer specific delegate questions

  • Certificate of competence issued to all delegates that complete the course, inclusive of delegate assessment



  • IR/ER managers and specialists

  • Business owners

  • Line managers

  • HR management

  • WFH specialists

  • Trade union officials

  • Labour and commercial lawyers

  • Consultants

  • NGO’s

  • Entrepreneurs


Jan Nel (Snr.)

Jan Kemp Nel (Snr), BA, LLB (UP) and Dip LR (Unisa), has extensive experience of the dynamics and practices of employment and labour relations law, in which he has been specializing for over the last 35 years. During this time, he was involved in a multitude of both CCMA and Labour Court cases and skirmishes, trials and settlements representing employers, employees and trade unions alike. He has also developed and introduced strategies and systems designed for optimal quality in employment relations generally. He advocates and practices a preventative structured approach, recognizing that conflict is inherent but that conflicts can always be resolved. Jan is also the author of The Dismissal: A Practical and Informative Toolkit to Ensure a Fair and Effective Dismissal, and Win at the CCMA: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide, as well as a book on practical absenteeism strategies Reduce Absenteeism.

Jan Kemp Nel Attorney

Jan is a passionate and energetic South African sports fanatic with a strong legal background. Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa as well as holding an LL.M degree in International Sports Law. Having spent the last few years gaining invaluable experience in areas such as litigation, commercial transactions, labour relations, and sports law my ambition for the future is to forge a dynamic career in areas such as: labour relations, commercial, sports and entertainment law matters. Jan is a flexible, dynamic and innovative problem-solver constantly striving to further skills and knowledge to ensure continued confidence in his abilities. Jan is a team player who always tackles any challenge head-on, persisting until he achieves his goals.


Registration Options

Registration Fees 

Employment Contracts Update Workshop
Two-day workshop | 2022

R5 000.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance

Contact Us

Please call a conference customer care consultant on +2711 706 6009

OR email magdeline@skillindawo.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible