Under amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (“LRA”) effective earlier this year, where a temporary employment service employee (i.e. agency worker) earning less than a prescribed wage threshold works for the client for more than 3 months, the employee assigned to the client is deemed to be the employee of the client for the purposes of the LRA. In Assign Services (Pty) Ltd v CCMA & others (JR1230/15)  ZALCJHB 283 (8 September 2015) the Labour Court was required to consider whether the client became the sole employer for the purposes of the LRA on operation of the deeming provisions or whether the temporary employment service (“TES” or agency) remained an employer as well. The Court concluded that the employment relationship between the TES and the assigned employee continued to exist for the purposes of the LRA alongside the deemed employment relationship with the client. This decision is not the last word on the issue as it is on appeal.