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WHM Labour Law Advisors has over 15 years’ experience within the Human Resources and Industrial Relations environment.

It would be unrealistic to assume that the practices of Industrial Relations are uncomplicated. Unfortunately the current legislation is very “worker centric” and changes annually, leaving employers very frustrated and their knowledge outdated. WHM Labour Law Advisors solve these frustrations in that they keep their clients updated regarding these changes, which often need to be implemented immediately.

Regarding disciplinary procedures, success is ensured when the Industrial Relations practitioner prepares the employer’s case in such a way that it can be challenged at the appropriate forum. This improved rate of success at the CCMA will save the client paying out compensation when it is not due.

The monthly retainer package available from WHM Labour Advisors protects clients from paying out compensation to unethical employees who try to lodge dishonest claims at the CCMA.

The package provides ongoing legal protection and advice, making legal representation more affordable and feasible to employers.

WHM Labour Law Advisors is an accredited member of the AHI Employer’s organisation. All members of WHM Labour Law Advisors are also registered members with the AHI. This registration allows WHM Labour Law Advisors and its members to represent a company in any CCMA or Bargaining Council matter. This is a huge benefit to clients in terms of cost-saving as the utilisation of an Industrial relations practitioner to prepare ad hoc legal documentation is very costly.

The team at WHM Labour Law Advisors is highly qualified in all aspects of labour law and litigation. Wim de Beer lectures on labour relations at an advanced level at the University of Johannesburg, whilst Hennie van Graan lectures the same at the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy. Both are qualified academically up to Honours level at the University of Pretoria and Rand Afrikaans University respectively, with extensive experience in the security, retail, manufacturing, food services and hospitality sectors.

The third member of the team, Marco Entres has extensive knowledge in logistics and project management and adds an invaluable hands-on aspect to the services offered to clients.

We trust that this brief explanation will shed light on the added value of WHM Labour Law Advisors to your company.

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PARTNERS

HENNIE VAN GRAAN

SENIOR PARTNER

Hennie has been a partner at WHM Labour Law Advisors for 12 years. He has a firm footing in South Africa’s labour landscape and understands very well the cultures that influences it. He is well versed in applications influencing labour law and is a collector of war memorabilia and exotic animals.

MARCO ENTRES

SENIOR PARTNER

Marco has been a partner with WHM Labour Law Advisors for four years. He oversees much of the day to day operations involving labour procedures, has strong administrative skills and is the main contact for client liaison. Marco is an avid outdoorsman and loves Italian food.

WIM DE BEER

SENIOR PARTNER

Wim has been a partner with WHM Labour Law Advisors 19 years. His main focus is Personnel Management and Industrial Relations with the emphasis that the Human Resources function should be proactive and policy driven, in an integrated approach, where the competitive business edge is paramount.

JOHAN BEKKER

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATES

Registered Chartered HR Professional (SABPP) as well as Business and Life skills coach (Comensa)

Johan worked at the SA Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for 12 years and was Deputy Director: Foreign Service Administration. He ended his career at DFA in 1997 as Head: Administrative and Management Training at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). Since 1998 he worked as an independent Business Improvement consultant and was part-time lecturer in Business subjects at various Higher educational Institutions like Boston Media House, Oakfields College and the Capital Hotel School.

Johan is a contracted lecturer on Mancosa’s MBA programme and lectures on first year (Marketing) and second year (Corporate strategy) level. He also provides coaching services to business owners, MD’s and Managers on all levels. He is a qualified assessor (SABPP) and a business and life skills coach (Certified by NWU and registered at Comensa). He is committed to the development of individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to achieve maximum performance.

Qualifications: MBA; Hons. BA (Psychology); Postgrad. Dip. MS; Dip. HRM; Cert. Professional Business and Life Skills Coaching (NWU) and Cert. General Counselling (RAU).

Specialties: Strategic planning, business coaching, life skill coaching, performance management, facilitating training and skills development facilitation.

OUR CLIENTS

“WHM Labour Law Advisors have given us above excellent service over the past 8 years. Their wide knowledge and expertise in Labour Relations and Human Resources served my company through Disciplinary Management as well as training given on Disciplinary Management. They cannot guarantee a dispute free environment, but they can guarantee effective Disciplinary Management and full support with CCMA cases. Their advise has always been tactful, concrete and professional. I will recommend them to any company in any industry. Thank you for your loyal services.”

KATLEGO SECURITY SERVICES

“WHM Labour Law Advisors have served us for the past 3 years. The Consultants are always available on request for any issues telephonically and they also visit the site when bigger issues might arise. The advice given truly works. Their advice have always helped me save time and money, helping me to focus on my business. They handle my labour issues as well as entrance and exit interviews, contracts, dismissals and conflict related issues. I’d like to thank them for their kind and loyal service.”

CAFEE BREE

“Ons maak al vir meer as ‘n jaar gebruik van WHM Labour Law Advisors en is baie tevrede met hul diens. My ervaring was dat hulle altyd omtrent onmiddelik beskikbaar is om my by te staan met advies. Hulle gee onmiddelik deeglike aandag aan enige aangeleent heid wat ek na hulle verwys. Beide Hennie en Marco is baie kundig en ervare. Dit gee my soveel gemoedsrus om te weet ons arbeidsregaangeleenthede word op die korrekte manier hanteer. Hulle diens en toewyding dra by daartoe dat ons ‘n regverdige werksomgewing kan skep waar almal lekker saamwerk. Ons kan daarom fokus op die groei van ‘n gesonde winsgewende besigheid. Ek sal WHM Labour Law Advisors met ‘n oop gemoed aanbeveel vir enige besigheid.”

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