n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The status of trainees in the workplace : : case comments




Extracted from text ... The Status of Trainees in the Workplace: Dankie and Highveld Steel & Vanadium AH DEKKER University of South Africa 1 Introduction A recurring issue in the present labour dispensation is the diffi culty of drawing the line between an employee and other workers. Employers often prefer to conclude non-employment contracts with workers to avoid liability in terms of labour legislation. These contracts usually constitute independent contractor agreements. In the case to be considered here, a more innovative contract - a sponsorship agreement - was concluded. The effect of this agreement was that Dankie, the applicant, received a sponsorship for training ..


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