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Johannesburg - Labour brokers will have at least another year’s grace before the contentious “deeming” provision – introduced into labour law at the beginning of 2015 – potentially shuts down a large part of their industry.

A ruling by the Labour Appeal Court this week struck down a hugely influential 2015 labour court judgment by acting Judge Martin Brassey on the deeming question.

An appeal to the Constitutional Court was already being prepared, said Craig Kirchmann, attorney of record for the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector. This is the broker industry’s umbrella lobby group.

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