Yoni Balkind

Speaking at the Knowledge Dome, as part of the HR Indaba to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 3rd - 4th of October, legal expert Yoni Balkind of LexisNexis South Africa will engage human resource (HR) and other professionals on how to navigate the legal complexities of the dynamic HR industry. 

Balkind will address the necessity – and difficulties – of staying abreast of processes and procedures to ensure that employers and HR professionals avoid CCMA hearings and stay out of the Labour Court. His presentation will take place on the 4th of October at 11:00, following “Rockstar of Public Speaking” Vusi Thembekwayo who will present the opening session in Hall 1.

“Having a labour lawyer on speed dial is not an option for most HR professionals,” says Balkind, the Head of Lexis Practical Guidance. “Human resources practitioners need access to a tool that makes the legalities of the human resources environment accessible and easier to navigate.” 

Written by labour law experts, the HR & workplace safety practice area of Lexis Practical Guidance provides practitioners with access to up-to-date resources enabling them to effectively manage the legal risks applicable. With all aspects of the employee cycle covered – from employment to discipline and dismissal, as well as policies for handling sexual harassment, social media at work and other relevant workplace issues, this online platform is a vital tool for HR professionals.

As an added drawcard, co-author of the title, Social Media in the Workplace, Lenja Dahms-Jansen will address the challenges human resources and business professionals face regarding employee social media usage. Dahms-Jansen and her co-author Rosalind Davey have created an invaluable tool for HR professionals, providing detailed and meticulously researched explanations of social media in the context of employment law.

The HR Indaba is the biggest human resource conference in Africa, offering HR Professionals free access to an event that gives them an opportunity to learn, share and develop their skills. With the focus on unlocking true potential, speakers will take delegates on a journey towards creating a productive work environment within a cohesive company culture, adding value, working intuitively and collaboratively with a transformative future in mind. 

For further information regarding Lexis Practical Guidance, or to request a demo, visit:  https://www.lexisnexis.co.za/practical-guidance 

About Yoni Balkind:

Yoni Balkind (BA LLB PDM) is the Head of Lexis Practical Guidance at LexisNexis South Africa. He completed his articles at a boutique commercial law firm and sparked his passion for digital platforms when he founded a prominent online legal publication with over 50000 monthly subscribers. He advocates for agile methodology and design thinking that assists the legal industry to transition into more innovative and efficient ways of doing business. 

About Lenja Dahms-Jansen

Lenja Dahms-Jansen is a senior associate at Bowman Gilfillan and has BA and LLB degrees (both awarded cum laude) from the University of Witswatersrand. She is experienced in advising on social media law, drafting social media policies and providing training on understanding and managing the risks of social media in the workplace. 

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