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Labor Relations Act 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995, as amended up to Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 2004)

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Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:November 11, 1996
Date of Text (Enacted):November 29, 1995
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This Act has been amended 9 times, most recently by the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 2004 (Act 12 of 2004).

Section 201 of the Act refers to the disclosure of confidential information. Section 201(1) provides in part that “a person, who acquires information during the exercise of his duty or power in the terms of this Act, commits an offence by disclosing any information relating to the financial or business affairs of any other person or any business, trade or undertaking if the information was acquired by the first-mentioned person in the performance of any function or exercise of any power in terms of this Act...'.
Section 201(3)(a) states that 'a person convicted of an offence in terms of this section, may be sentenced to a fine not exceeding R10 000.'
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Labor Relations Act 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995, as amended up to Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 2004) Labor Relations Act 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995, as amended up to Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 2004), Complete document (pdf) [1138 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:ZA091

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