Pareen Rogers

Pareen Rogers

Executive

Expertise

  • employment
  • employee benefits
  • employee incentives
  • retirement funds

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

ENSafrica
South Africa

Profile

Pareen Rogers is an executive at ENSafrica in the employment law department.

She advises both public and private corporations on all types of employment law matters. Pareen specialises in labour litigation and has significant experience in litigation proceedings, whether in the CCMA, Bargaining Council or the Labour Court.  She also regularly advises clients with regard to review proceedings and has represented clients in trial proceedings at the Labour Court. In addition, Pareen has specific expertise in prosecuting professional misconduct cases in disciplinary proceedings for the auditing regulatory board for auditors. Similarly, she has been involved in the investigation and prosecution of professional misconduct cases for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. As such, Pareen has developed specific skills and expertise in relation to financial related litigation matters and has developed a significant level of administrative and constitutional law experience.

Pareen also has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment equity and has a particular interest in this area of the law, particularly in relation to affirmative action and transformation issues within the workplace.

Pareen has acted for a diverse range of clients, including clients in the following sectors: financial services, auditing regulatory board, media and entertainment, information technology, manufacturing, motor and aviation industries.  Pareen has advised a number of clients regarding all aspects of labour law in other African jurisdictions such as: Kenya, Ghana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mauritius, Botswana, Tanzania and Nigeria. In particular she has dealt with collective labour law and strike issues in Nigeria, collective bargaining in Mauritius and Botswana as well as pension fund issues in Ghana.

 Pareen regularly advises clients regarding both small and large scale retrenchment exercises, as well as in relation to transfers of businesses and other employment related aspects of commercial transactions. In addition, she has conducted many due diligence exercises and employment law compliance audits.  Pareen has also advised a number of foreign based entities on South African labour law legislation and on compliance with labour law regulatory bodies, as well as advice on employment equity in the workplace. She also regularly conducts training for clients on all types of employment issues  including sexual harassment, social media training, disciplinary and grievance hearing training and poof performance management training.

Pareen has written several articles regarding a wide range of employment topics.

Education

  • BA (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • LLB (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Areas of Practice

employee benefits | employee incentives | employment | retirement funds

Articles

It was an Accident, But Who is Liable?
ENSafrica, March 2021

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (“COIDA”) provides for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries...

South Africa: Inevitable Litigation on the Rise as a Result of the Disaster Management Act Regulations
ENSafrica, April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the South African Government has implemented various statutory measures to prevent the potential spread of the disease, and to limit, contain and minimise the risk of exposure of persons within the country...

South Africa: Employers and Trade Unions Working Together to Give Employees Some Respite during the National Lockdown
ENSafrica, March 2020

On Monday, 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 21-day national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002. The lockdown will result in all employees (except those performing “essential services”) being confined to their residences and, as a result, being unable to tender services in the “normal” course...