James is an admitted Attorney who obtained his LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. His passion for his profession is evident from his dealings with his clients.
With over ten years experience as a labour specialist, James is personally involved in labour matters handled by Welman & Bloem Incorporated. They offer a fully comprehensive, value-add service to clients. If you need an attorney to be there when you press his button, who is equally at home on the factory floor and the boardroom, James Welman is your man.
As labour attorneys and labour consultants, they deal with labour related issues ranging from planning to dispute resolution and are distinctly geared to serving the needs of employers and employees alike.
Aspects covered by our expertise include:
• Dispute resolution
• CCMA and Bargaining Council
• Labour Court and High Court
• Informal mediation and negotiation
• Formal mediation and arbitration
• Internal disciplinary hearings
We offer industry-focused services to organisational clients by providing the support they need – wherever they need it – whether the boardroom or the factory floor – regardless of the size of the business.
Besides litigation and labour dispute resolution, we also assist businesses in the planning of proper human resources and labour relations practices in both the commercial and industrial sectors which include:
• Employment contracts
• Audit of Business Compliance with Labour related legislation
• Drafting and implementation of Workplace Policies
• Consulting services to Employers organisations and Unions
Specialist advice also includes topics such as Sexual Harassment, Protected Disclosures, Code of Good Practice and Disciplinary Procedures.
Whether your matter involves a bargaining council, the CCMA or the Labour Court, James will guide and assist you every step of the way. To schedule a consultation, contact James Welman directly or complete and submit the Contact Form below.
Bargaining Council and CCMA cases are often lost by employers merely for not following the correct disciplinary procedures. Even though the reasons for the dismissal of an employee may have been valid, it is likely to be deemed an unfair dismissal.
Our specialist labour lawyer in Pretoria will quickly assess and establish if a company adheres to the basic requirements set out by the Labour Act and point out potential problems that could be avoided.
The absence of a written contract of employment could severely compromise an employer’s position in a labour dispute.