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labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that Lawyers for Human Rights and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have challenged the decision by labour brokers to ignore a court judgment that removed them as dual employers of temporary workers.  

The Labour Appeals Court ruled in July that clients of labour brokers were sole employers responsible for the permanent hiring of temporary staff after three months.  The matter, which dealt with a Labour Relations Act amendment implemented in 2016, meant that after a three-month period the client would be the exclusive employer rather than that labour brokers were dual employers.  The Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (Capes), which represents labour brokers, said that because it was contesting the judgment in the Constitutional Court its members were not bound by the LAC ruling.  However, Lawyers for Human Rights has threatened legal action if Capes does not retract its statement encouraging labour brokers to continue with the "status quo".

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