Industrial Relations is so much more than just hearings!

We provide solutions for all labour issues and guide our clients through all necessary areas to ensure that any matter is dealt with fairly, efficiently and with minimal risk. Our IR consultancy addresses all areas of labour relations and work for hand in hand you. We offer affordable monthly retainers and project-related support for all Industrial Relations services currently offered by Paul Gartner and Associates.  

Our services

  • Industrial Relations Consulting and Advisory
  • Disciplinary Hearings and Appeals
  • Chairing of Disciplinary Hearings
  • CCMA and Bargaining Council

Small Businesses and Franchises

While clients are always welcome to consult with us on an ad-hoc basis as detailed below, there is also the option of entering into a Retainer Agreement, whereby a fixed monthly fee ensures that you have unlimited 24/7 access to HR/IR help.

This is a very-cost-effective and time-saving option.

Should you want to join Franchisees and owners, who are already part of this Retainer programme, please give me a call, or send me a mail.


No. We are Human Resources specialists. The vast majority of queries do not need a lawyer- there are seldom questions of law to be debated- what franchisees need to know is what to do, not get a lecture on what the law is.


We have clients, big and small, in a variety of industries. Some of these include: Sasol, , L A Group (Polo, Converse etc.), CellC, Anglo Coal, The Auditor General of SA, The Sorbet Experience, Deloitte Consulting, Foschini, and many individual Franchisees and small businesses.

Larger businesses and corporates:

We also assist our non-retainer clients with:

  • The formulation of an Industrial Relations/Employee Relations Strategy
  • Union and employee negotiations
  • Policy development
  • Writing IR manuals
  • CCMA representation
  • Industrial Relations Training at all levels, customized to your company and its policies if needed.

Paul Gartner and Associates will also:

  • Conduct face-to-face negotiations
  • Prepare your management and staff to hold Hearings
  • Chair Hearings and
  • Provide advice by phone, or in person.

Where needed, we involve our associate Labour Attorneys who have great skill in presenting a persuasive case for management in the Labour Court. These services are available on an ad-hoc hourly basis, on a retainer basis or as a project, depending on the client’s needs.

Contact us for more information!