Labour dept warns of bogus company

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pretoria - The Department of Labour has issued a statement warning employers and workers to be on alert of a bogus company named "Labour Wise".

The so-called Labour Wise officials are operating in the Free State and swindling businesses of their cash under the guise of selling labour legislations.

The officials have so far tried to get a letter confirming the department's approval of their business from one of the Labour Centres in Bethlehem.

However, the department confirmed it had not given such a letter.

They would then produce this letter to their clients as proof that they were legitimate and supported by the Department of Labour, and that clients can purchase labour legislations from them.

The company does not have a physical address or premises for their operations and the police are investigating the matter.

"Whilst the police are investigating, businesses are warned that if approached by anyone selling labour legislation, their products are not endorsed by the Department of Labour," said the Free State Provincial Executive Manager, Marsha Bronkhorst.

Employers and businesses that need any labour legislation can visit their nearest Labour Centre or can order the Basic Conditions of Employment, Employment Equity and Occupational Health and Safety Acts at the Government Printers.

The government printers can be reached on 012 3344 500/713.