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THE LWO ASSISTS EMPLOYERS TO COMPLY WITH LABOUR LAW.

The LWO was established in the agricultural sector in 1990. We are very proud of this history as farmers, as employers, face exceptionally challenging circumstances to manage their businesses sustainably and productively.

Since then, the LWO has positioned itself to serve all employers in all industry sectors, nationally, in the field of labour law.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Who can help me to comply with South Africa’s labour law?
Restrictive labour regulations make doing business in South Africa extremely difficult. It is a trend among business owners to outsource non-core activities, so that the employer has more time available to spend on core activities.

Essentially, the employer has six options to consider: handle it him-/herself, employ a full time labour law expert, or outsource the expertise to a professional service provider (four options available).

Take note that when outsourcing, there are definite differences between the four available options that can have major implications with specific reference to cost, specialist knowledge, spectrum of services, infrastructure and availability, etc.

A FEW QUESTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SELECTING A SPECIALIST TO SUPPORT YOUR COMPANY IN STAYING COMPLIANT:

The LWO successfully runs a labour law training programme in agricultural schools and other training institutions. From the feedback, it is clear that the course is of great value to the learners who, in many cases, go on to work in the business environment, including the agricultural sector.

The LWO is proud to offer our labour law training programme in the following agricultural schools:

CAN YOU REPRESENT ME AT THE CCMA / BARGAINING COUNCIL?

The LWO successfully runs a labour law training programme in agricultural schools and other training institutions. From the feedback, it is clear that the course is of great value to the learners who, in many cases, go on to work in the business environment, including the agricultural sector.

The LWO is proud to offer our labour law training programme in the following agricultural schools:

DO YOU SPECIALISE IN LABOUR LAW AND DO YOU HAVE APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE?

Remember: The LWO has been assisting employers to comply with labour law since 1990 and is a market leader today in the field of labour law in terms of expertise. The LWO has a team of highly trained legal advisors – currently with roughly 235 years’ relevant experience in the field of labour law. As a registered employers’ organisation we focus solely on assisting the employer to comply with labour law.

DO YOU RENDER SERVICES ON THE EMPLOYER’S PREMISES?

Remember: The LWO renders services on the employer’s premises according to our members’ needs. We are proud of our values and render quality services.

IS YOUR SOLUTION COST-EFFECTIVE?

Remember: The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation which means that finances are managed in our members’ best interest and not to chase profit. We definitely make a profit (otherwise our organisation wouldn’t be sustainable), but call it a surplus, which is invested back into the organisation to improve service delivery with regards to specialist knowledge and infrastructure.

HOW LONG HAS THE BUSINESS BEEN OPERATING? BUSINESS CONTINUITY?

Remember: The LWO has been specialising in the field of labour law for 32 years. The organisation was established in 1990 to assist employers to comply with labour law.

The LWO has a national footprint and the necessary infrastructure to guarantee our members receive quality services when they need it. We also have a 24/7 legal advice helpline where our members have direct access to our legal department for assistance at any time.

CAN I AS THE EMPLOYER GIVE INPUT WITH REGARDS TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION?

Remember: The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation managed by a Board consisting of members of the organisation. The benefit to you as member, is that the organisation is managed by employers who have first-hand experience and knowledge of the workplace and challenges employers face, and gives strategic direction to the organisation according to members’ needs.

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VISION

A sustainable working environment where the employer and employee work together in harmony.

MISSION

To play a dynamic role in the management of labour relations that will contribute to a productive and sustainable working environment.
The day-to-day management of the LWO lies with these office bearers:

Dirk Schoeman

Chief Executive Officer

André Naudé

Manager: Finance,
Administration and HR

Adv Michelle Smuts

Manager: Legal Services
The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation run by a board consisting of members of the organisation. The advantage for you as a member, is that the organisation is managed by employers who have first-hand experience and knowledge of the workplace as well as challenges employers face, and gives strategic direction to the organisation according to members’ needs.

Wannie Scribante

Chief Executive Officer

Kowie Stofberg

Vice-Chairperson
Board Member (Western Cape)

Johan Rademeyer

Board Member (Eastern Cape)

Esti Steenkamp

Board Member (Free State)

Iaan van Niekerk

Board Member (Gauteng)

Prof Fanie van Jaarsveld

Board Member (Gauteng)

Jannie Roux

Board Member (Northern Cape)

Edrean Ernst

Board Member (Limpopo)

Lourie Bosman

Board Member (KwaZulu-Natal)

Stephnie Snyman

Board Member (Mpumalanga)

John Rankin

Board Member (North west)

Roelof Swanepoel

Board Member (Gauteng)
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Nicholas de Villiers

Board Member (Gauteng)
The LWO Employers Organisation has a team of highly trained legal advisors who bring 235 years’ relevant experience in the field of labour law to members.

HEAD OFFICE

Adv Michelle Smuts

Manager: Legal Services

Christiaan Swart

Senior Legal Advisor

Madeleine Ackermann

Legal Advisor

Xander Levendal

Legal Advisor

James Pretorius

Legal Advisor

Tiaan Botes

Paralegal

EASTERN CAPE OFFICE

Anneline Scriven

Senior Legal Advisor

Hannes Latsky

Legal Advisor

WESTERN CAPE OFFICE

Meyer Louw

Legal Advisor

MPUMALANGA OFFICE

Please contact Head office

086 110 1828 | info@lwo.co.za

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VACANCIES

Become part of our dynamic team – view current vacancies below:

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NETWORK & PARTNERS

The LWO continually enters into new cooperation agreements to add value to our members and assist employers across South Africa to comply with labour law. We also explore the relevant platforms and forums to reach employers where we can inform them about the requirements set by labour law, the risk linked to non-compliance, and employers’ rights and how to apply these rights.

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