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Chloë Loubser

Knowledge and Learning Lawyer | Cape Town

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Overview

Chloё Loubser is a Knowledge and Learning Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution Department of our Cape Town office and a member of the Employment and Benefits practice.

She specialises in corporate advisory work, advising both local and international clients across a broad range of industries on various employment-related matters. Chloë advises on the employment law aspects of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and has experience in drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures, consulting agreements and restraints of trade, and advising on dismissals and corporate retrenchments. Chloë also has experience in data protection matters and assists employers in complying with their obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013.

Chloё serves on the committee of the Western Cape Chapter of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and is a regular moderator on the Employment Law Alliance’s podcast series, Employment Matters.

Experience

  • Advised a prominent international hotel group in relation to all employment law aspects of a transfer of a hotel business in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also been involved in advising another international hotel group in relation to corporate restructuring and retrenchments in South Africa.
  • Advised a global quality assurance and risk management company in relation to its South African restructuring, focusing on the implications for employees.
  • Advised numerous international clients in setting up business operations and employing their first employees in South Africa.
  • Chloë has conducted due diligence exercises across a range of industries, including aviation, engineering, farming, food distribution, hospitality, leather and the agricultural industries.
  • Advised a global software company and an engineering construction company regarding data security compromises.
  • Facilitated POPIA training for numerous clients across various industries and assisted in their compliance efforts.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Cape Town (magna cum laude).
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Cape Town.

INSIGHTS

South Africa: Introducing the ‘Digital nomad visa’ – Take two South Africa: New rules for the Labour Courts – what employers need to know South Africa: Employment case law update – key takeaways South Africa: The risk of no relief – LAC refuses to award reinstatement for an unlawful dismissal South Africa: ‘Digital nomad visa’ formally introduced South Africa: Get ready for an increased annual earnings threshold South Africa: Remote working and the ‘digital nomad visa’ – A step in the right direction South Africa: New draft regulations dealing with employment equity sectoral numerical targets released South Africa: ‘I did it’ – LAC confirms the law on employee confessions South Africa: Information Regulator issues PAIA compliance notices South Africa: Employment case law update – key takeaways South Africa: Update on the Employment Equity Act amendments South Africa: Another blow to the ‘cannabis community’ – Labour Court rules that employer’s substance abuse policy does not unfairly discriminate based on ‘cannabis culture’ South Africa: ‘Ground-breaking’ settlement agreement on employment equity signed South Africa: The applicability of s 197 of the LRA in the context of expiring (non-exclusive) service agreements South Africa: Positive or negative, the challenge with breathalyser tests South Africa: Manage industrial action effectively with the Bowmans Strike Management Guidelines South Africa: First Codes of Conduct issued by the Information Regulator under POPIA South Africa: Working beyond retirement age – the LAC confirms the legal position South Africa: New Code of Good Practice on Protest Action published by NEDLAC South Africa: Amended Employment Equity Act to become operative on 1 September 2023 South Africa: Harassment Prevention Pack – helping employers to prevent and eliminate harassment in the workplace South Africa: CCMA decides that an employer’s vaccination policy is unreasonable and unconstitutional – should employers be concerned? South Africa: CCMA finds retrenchment of employee and non-payment of severance for refusing to comply with vaccination policy fair South Africa: End of Disaster Management transitional period – can employers allow employees to toss away their masks? South Africa: The developing case law on vaccinations South Africa: Vaccination requirements at the workplace – are they permitted under the new legislative framework? South Africa: End of the National State of Disaster – what it means for employers South Africa: New Code of Good Practice to replace the Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces South Africa: Further regulation of the employment of foreign nationals on the cards COVID-19: Amended Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures sheds some light on employee vaccinations in South Africa South Africa: Increase to the Unemployment Insurance Fund contribution ceiling South Africa: Collective Bargaining in the Context of Business Rescue Proceedings South Africa: Avoid complacency in business rescue retrenchments South Africa: Retrenchments in the context of business rescue proceedings – the impact of the moratorium on legal proceedings on employees’ rights under section 189A(13) of the LRA South Africa: Protection of Personal Information Act FAQs South Africa: New BCEA threshold and increase in national minimum wage COVID-19: Can an employer in South Africa force its employees to get vaccinated? COVID-19: Health data reporting by employers in South Africa – what you should know COVID-19: South African employers – secure Alert Level 1 compliance quickly and easily COVID-19: Additional obligations on South African employers in terms of the Revised Occupational Health and Safety Direction COVID-19: Compensation for workplace contracted COVID-19 COVID-19: What to do if an employee displays or discloses COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for the virus COVID-19: Must employees be paid during the lockdown in South Africa? Safeguarding the workplace from COVID-19: suggested preventative measures Safeguarding the workplace from COVID-19 New parental leave entitlements in effect Unconstitutionality of RICA should not affect employers Conditional employment is a commercial reality Lexology: A structured guide to Fintech in South Africa Working beyond retirement age – implications for the employer
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Overview

Chloё Loubser is a Knowledge and Learning Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution Department of our Cape Town office and a member of the Employment and Benefits practice.

She specialises in corporate advisory work, advising both local and international clients across a broad range of industries on various employment-related matters. Chloë advises on the employment law aspects of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and has experience in drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures, consulting agreements and restraints of trade, and advising on dismissals and corporate retrenchments. Chloë also has experience in data protection matters and assists employers in complying with their obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013.

Chloё serves on the committee of the Western Cape Chapter of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and is a regular moderator on the Employment Law Alliance’s podcast series, Employment Matters.

Experience

  • Advised a prominent international hotel group in relation to all employment law aspects of a transfer of a hotel business in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also been involved in advising another international hotel group in relation to corporate restructuring and retrenchments in South Africa.
  • Advised a global quality assurance and risk management company in relation to its South African restructuring, focusing on the implications for employees.
  • Advised numerous international clients in setting up business operations and employing their first employees in South Africa.
  • Chloë has conducted due diligence exercises across a range of industries, including aviation, engineering, farming, food distribution, hospitality, leather and the agricultural industries.
  • Advised a global software company and an engineering construction company regarding data security compromises.
  • Facilitated POPIA training for numerous clients across various industries and assisted in their compliance efforts.

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