Membership

Are you an employer or business owner?

Or do you manage the labour relations on behalf of the business?

Who can join the LWO?

ANY employer...

in ANY business industry...

with ANY number of employees...

How does membership with the LWO work?

  • The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation. Membership is vested in the legal entity, irrespective of the number of employees. Members join on one of five different membership packages and gain access to our services.
  • Take note that all LWO members have access to all our services, the membership package only determines when you will pay for a specific service.
  • The LWO also offers a domestic worker package for employers in a private household with a domestic worker(s): click here for more information.

It is easy to join the LWO:

  • Complete the LWO membership application form, indicate on what package you want to join as well as how you want to pay (annually/monthly), and initial on each page of the form.
  • Send the proof of payment of the once-off joining fee and the first membership premium (annual/monthly) to info@lwo.co.za – see cost structure below. Need a pro forma invoice? Let us know and we will generate one for you on receipt of the completed application form.
  • You are now registered and loaded on our system as an LWO member and receive your unique membership number, whereafter you have access to your membership benefits and all our services. 
  • Your free labour law audit is booked!

What are the benefits?

  • 1 x free labour law audit with proactive training upon joining (we call it an information and implementation session)
  • Unlimited free labour law documentation (including employment contracts, warnings, notices, policies, procedures, etc.)
  • Unlimited free 24/7 telephonic advice (speak directly to a qualified legal advisor, no limit on how many times you can phone in)
  • Bimonthly newsletter with practical information regarding how to handle specific situations in the workplace
  • Access to all LWO services, including representation at the CCMA, Bargaining Council and Labour Court at member tariffs: R786.00 per hour | R5.85 per km (note that members can also make use of our services via online platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc. according to their needs – we are here to assist YOU!

Additional benefits are included per package, depending on your needs.  If a service is not already included in your package of choice, you still have access to it on a “pay as you go” basis and member tariffs apply. These tariffs are only for time spent on the premises and kilometers traveled (kilometers traveled are not applicable when the service is rendered via an online platform).

What does it cost?

The cost structure is twofold and consists of:

  1. a once-off joining fee of R2 763.00 (including VAT); and
  2. an annual membership fee (also payable monthly) – see packages below

We believe in a transparent cost structure with no hidden costs.  We are here to help YOU and will always communicate clearly when a service is payable and what it will cost.

Annual
Monthly

Basic

R 2 763.00 once-of joining fee
R 2 976
00
Annually
  • Labour law audit (information & implementation session)
  • Free labour law documentation
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice
  • Focus newsletter
  • Access to ALL LWO services at member tariffs
Best Offer

Package 1

R 2 763.00 once-of joining fee
R 4 548
00
Annually
  • Labour law audit (information & implementation session)
  • Free labour law documentation
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice
  • Focus newsletter
  • Access to ALL LWO services at member tariffs
  • Legal Aid Fund access
    (R10 000.00* per year)
  • Strikes - 2 meetings per year
  • Restructuring - 2 meetings per year

Package 2

R 2 763.00 once-of joining fee
R 5 748
00
Annually
  • Labour law audit (information & implementation session)
  • Free labour law documentation
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice
  • Focus newsletter
  • Access to ALL LWO services at member tariffs
  • Legal Aid Fund access
    (R20 000.00* per year)
  • Strikes - 2 meetings per year
  • Restructuring - 2 meetings per year

Package 3

R 2 763.00 once-of joining fee
R 8 664
00
Annually
  • Labour law audit (information & implementation session)
  • Free labour law documentation
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice
  • Focus newsletter
  • Access to ALL LWO services at member tariffs
  • Legal Aid Fund access
    (R73 500.00* per year)
  • Strikes - 2 meetings per year
  • Restructuring - 2 meetings per year
  • Disciplinary hearing/consultation (incapacity/poor work performance) - 1 per year
  • Trade union negotiation - 1 meeting per year
  • Department of Employment & Labour inspection - 1 per year

Package 4

R 2 763.00 once-of joining fee
R 722
00
+ monthly
quote x 12
  • Labour law audit (information & implementation session)
  • Free labour law documentation
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice
  • Focus newsletter
  • Access to ALL LWO services at member tariffs
  • Legal Aid Fund access
    (R73 500.00* per year)
  • PLUS additional services per quotation:
    km and hourly rate for additional services as requested

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