Labour and employment legal services

Labour legal services

A business is as good as its people. Our labour lawyers work with a unique blend of law and HR to ensure that our approach to labour contracts, policies and procedures suits your company’s culture.



VAT excl. T&C’s apply

Attending Disciplinary Hearing
From R2 700.00
Disciplinary code and procedure
R8 540.00
Drafting section 189 notices
R3 410.00
Employee Code of Conduct and Workplace Policy
R6 750.00
Employee Leave Policy
R4 050.00
Employment Agreement
R5 570.00
Fixed-Term Employment Agreement
R5 570.00
Harassment Policy
R5 570.00
HR Handbook
R11 340.00
Intern Agreement
R5 350.00
Legal Consultation
R1 350.00
Letter of Demand
R4 970.00
Mutual Separation Agreement
R6 810.00
Notice of Disciplinary Inquiry
R4 050.00
Part-time employment contracts
R5 570.00
Remote Work Policy
R5 670.00

Questions for a labour lawyer

What is Legalese?

Just to be clear, while Legalese is run by lawyers, it is not a law firm. Legalese is a creative legal agency designed specifically to service the creative and small business sector. By not registering as a law firm, Legalese is able to steer clear of the regulations and requirements of traditional law firms as well as many of the expenses involved.

The advantage of this is that it keeps our costs down – which in turn keeps our fees down. Moreover, it means that we can direct our full attention to offering only those legal services which creative businesses and startups need. In this way, Legalese is no different to any other creative business. We are trained lawyers who noticed a way to innovate legal services by making them accessible, creative and cheaper. So while we don’t have the word ‘incorporated’ on our company name, we do have competent legal minds with experience in the creative industry and running start-ups. Just as you do your business differently, so do we.

What is labour law?

Labour law, also known as employment law, encompasses the legal framework governing the relationship between employers and employees. It addresses issues and disputes that may arise from employment contracts, working conditions, wages, benefits, and workplace safety. Key aspects include dispute resolution, and compliance with regulations to ensure fair and equitable treatment of workers.

Why do I need a labour lawyer?

Engaging a labour lawyer is crucial for various reasons, especially in navigating the complexities of employment law. A skilled labour lawyer can provide legal advice and representation to safeguard your interests as an employer. They assist in contract negotiation, address workplace disputes, ensure compliance with labor regulations, and offer guidance on issues like termination, discrimination, or harassment. Having a labour lawyer enhances legal compliance, mitigates risks, and helps resolve employment-related matters effectively.

What is the difference between labour law and HR?

Labour law and Human Resources (HR) management are distinct yet interconnected fields. Labour law focuses on the legal framework governing employer-employee relationships, encompassing statutes, regulations, and legal rights. HR, on the other hand, is a broader discipline involving personnel management, employee relations, recruitment, training, and policy implementation.

Labour law sets the legal boundaries within which HR operates. HR professionals apply these legal principles to create and maintain a positive work environment, ensuring compliance with labour laws. While labour law is a legal framework, HR is a strategic function that integrates legal compliance with organisational goals to effectively manage and develop the workforce.

How experienced are your team?

Legalese boasts a highly seasoned team with extensive expertise in diverse legal domains. Everyone is an admitted attorney and we all hail from well-known and reputable medium to large-size firms.

Is Legalese for startups or large corporates?

No matter your business size or needs, we can offer you practical legal advice, tools, and guidance. We offer user-friendly legal products and packages designed specifically for businesses at any stage of their growth journey.

Why do businesses need lawyers?

If you’re running a fly-by-night business or a project in your spare time, then you don’t want to waste your money on legal fees. However if you have a vision, if you are putting your money on the line and are taking your work seriously, then ensuring your legal affairs are in order is imperative.

The correct entity might need to be registered for your intended business or your business might require a specific license to operate. The rights and responsibilities of shareholders, co-founders, or partners should be expressly agreed upon in writing to avoid unnecessary conflict in the future. If you participate in creating intellectual property then it is vital that your ownership is protected. You may offer a great service with genuine intentions but do you understand what happens if things go wrong? Formalising your legal affairs is an investment in your business which seperates the hipsters from the professionals. Much the same as investing in marketing can yeild signigicant returns, so can investing in legal services.

Why not just use any lawyers?

Traditionally, lawyers are expensive, intimidating and litigious. They charge per minute, have a financial interest in taking your matter to court and while they understand the law and look great in a three-piece suit, for the most part, they do not understand you or your industry.

Lawyers do not have the reputation of being approachable. You, as a business owner in the creative or tech industry, probably aren’t too keen to approach the first attorney you happened to Google, for an unknown amount of money, to draw up contracts that you don’t even know you want or need. Legalese is different from traditional law firms. We are not a law firm, we a creative legal agency. Our approach to law comes from years of experience in the South African creative sector and a background in operating start-ups. You will not have to explain how a tech rider works or why it is important to keep overheads lean during the winter seasons. We speak the language of creativity as well as the legalese of the law.

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