This Note examines whether such a mandatory employment code is a necessary and effective means of accomplishing the bill's goals. Following a brief discussion of the extent of United States business involvement in South Africa and the effect of the Sullivan Principles, an existing voluntary program, on these companies' labor practices, the potential conflicts between the Labor Standards bill and South African law and policy are explored. A specific analysis of the legal and practical problems in enforcing the bill's provision in South Africa follows. The relative merits of the Sullivan Principles and the Labor Standards bill are discussed, and an alternate scheme is proposed.
Brian J.F. Clark,
United States Labor Practices in South Africa: Will A Mandatory Fair Employment Code Succeed Where The Sullivan Principles Have Failed?,
7 Fordham Int'l L.J. 358
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