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Benefits practice. She is the co-author of the book Social Media in the Workplace published by LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information.
She has extensive experience in employment law, the structuring of executive remuneration and benefits, and pension law. She also regularly advises on employee incentive schemes and practices, and analyses the employment consequences thereof.
Her experience extends to advising clients on employee engagement, retention, and remuneration; the structuring and implementation of long-term and short-term incentive schemes; remuneration policies and practices; disciplinary hearings and dismissal disputes; business transfers and outsourcing; retrenchments and restructuring; performance management; sexual harassment and unfair discrimination; and withholding and death benefit exercises in the context of pension law.
Lenja has BA (politics and law) and LLB degrees from the University of Witwatersrand (both cum laude) and is a member of the South African Society for Labour Law.
- Lenja has worked on share incentive schemes for and/or advised a number of local and internationally listed entities on employment and benefits best-practice including African Rainbow Minerals Ltd, Rhodes Food Group Holdings Ltd, AECI Ltd, MPACT Ltd, Omnia Holdings Ltd, Tongaat-Hulett Ltd and Capricorn Group Ltd.
- Lenja has represented clients in numerous labour and pension law disputes in the Constitutional Court,
the Supreme Court of Appeal, various divisions of the High Court, the Labour Court and various labour tribunals, the Pension Funds Adjudicator, and the Financial Services Tribunal.
Publications & Insights
- Constitutional Court Finding: The High Court and the Labour Court have Concurrent Jurisdiction on the Unlawful Termination of Employment Contracts
- Constitutional Court: Domestic Workers Win the Right to Compensation under COIDA
- COVID-19: South African employers – secure Alert Level 1 compliance quickly and easily
- COVID-19: Alert Level 4 Regulations – workplace plans and safety measures, South Africa
- Amendments to the South African Unemployment Insurance Act – adoptive and commissioning parental leave benefits
- Beware: Facebook could get you fired
- Social media has reputation and business risks for employers
- Employers urged to avoid being “poked” by the wrong end of the social media stick
- Employers urged to approach social media risks with great care
- Employers beware: the risks of social media in the workplace
- Employers must guard against impact of National Credit Act on loans to employees
- Business sector must brace itself for more onerous merger filing requirements
- COVID-19: Safe Return to Work Pack – ensuring compliance quickly and easily