Lameeze Jean-Pierre is an employment, immigration, and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment lawyer in Fasken’s Johannesburg office. A proponent of B-BBEE, Lameeze advises clients in merger exercises on the application of the various B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice as well as the Mining Charter.
Her labour, employment and human rights practice involves formulating and developing employment contracts and restraint of trade agreements, preparing and advising clients on the implementation of employment related policies and procedures, and advising clients on the regulations pertaining to applications for temporary residence visas, in particular work visas.
Clients regularly seek her out for advice and assistance in preparation for disputes before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and the Labour Court, acting on behalf of and representing clients in various matters before the CCMA and Labour Court, and advising on various employment aspects pertaining to mergers and acquisitions as well as retrenchments and restructurings.
She also assists clients in preparing for strike related and various other disciplinary proceedings, chairing disciplinary appeal hearings, and advising clients in occupational health and safety inquiries conducted by the Department of Labour.
While primarily a litigator in employment disputes, Lameeze has increasingly been tasked to take on more interactive roles in facilitating consultations between clients and trade unions, particularly during restructurings.