Labour law – for the employer

Labour law sets clear requirements that employers must comply with and the LWO’s primary goal is to ensure that your business meets all of these requirements

Become an LWO member and receive:

Labour audit

Upon joining, every member receives a labour audit with implementation session where a qualified legal advisor does a full analysis and investigation on your premises of your employment contracts, rules, procedures, registration, etc. to identify any gaps or risk. All labour law documentation is then provided, explained, discussed and implemented to ensure that you as the employer comply 100% with labour law.

Free documentation

All members continuously receive free labour documentation according to members’ needs for as long as the membership is valid. Documentation includes: purpose-built employment contracts for every industry, warnings, notices, policies, procedures, etc.

Legal assistance

All members have access to all legal services provided by the LWO: 24/7 legal advice helpline | implementing rules and enforcing discipline | consultation | disciplinary hearings | representation at the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Court (as a registered employers’ organisation with the Department of Labour, the LWO automatically has the right to represent our members in these forums) | restructuring | retrenchment | trade union negotiations | strikes | Department of Labour inspections, etc.

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The LWO aims to be the employers’ organisation of excellence for employers based on the professional manner in which members of the LWO is served with labour law services.


Very important to know

  • The LWO is registered as an employers’ organisation with the Department of Labour – this means that we are authorised to represent our members in the CCMA, Labour Court and Bargaining Councils

  • The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation,  managed by a Board (successful business owners and leading academics) consisting of members of the organisation
  • The LWO has a team of highly trained Legal Advisors – currently with roughly 235 years’ relevant experience in the field of labour law

  • The LWO has a national footprint and renders services at the employer’s premises
  • The LWO is apolitical


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