Employment law

April 23, 2021

Domestic workers and employers: The new injury and illness cover explained

“Domestic employees” are now covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) and will now be entitled for compensation from the Compensation Fund […]
July 2, 2018

Depressed and dismissed – A hard lesson for a hard employer

A recent Labour Court decision shows how dangerous it is as an employer, when attempting to dismiss an employee, not to draw a clear distinction between […]
February 5, 2018

Employees be warned! A conflict of interest can get you dismissed

 “Honesty is the best policy” (Benjamin Franklin) Employees have a general duty to act loyally, honestly and in their employers’ best interests, and amongst other things […]
December 13, 2016

WERKGEWERS: DIE VERSLAG INGEVOLGE DIE WET OP GELYKE INDIENSNEMING, DIE SPERDATUM EN DIE RISIKO VAN ‘N BOETE VAN R1, 5 MILJOEN

Aangewese werkgewers moet toesien dat hulle die voorgeskrewe verslae oor gelyke indiensneming betyds indien. Die boete vir eerste oortreders is R1,5 Miljoen of 2% van omset, […]
December 13, 2016

EMPLOYERS: YOUR EE REPORT DEADLINE AND THE R1,5M FINE RISK

Failure by “designated” employers to lodge their employment equity reports on time risks severe penalties, with first offenders risking a fine of the greater of R1,5m […]
October 6, 2016

SKULDBESLAGBEVELE: ‘N PRAKTIESE GIDS OOR DIE NUWE REËLS VIR WERKGEWERS, UITLENERS EN SKULDENAARS

“…die wetgewing oor die toestaan van skuldbeslagbevele is deur kredietverleners misbruik. Dit het aanleiding gegee tot geweldige druk en laste op die persone teen wie hierdie […]
October 5, 2016

GARNISHEE ORDERS: A 7-POINT PRACTICAL GUIDE TO NEW RULES FOR LENDERS, DEBTORS AND EMPLOYERS

“…the law regulating the granting of emoluments attachment orders was misapplied and abused by the credit providers.  This caused enormous hardship to individuals against whom those […]
June 7, 2016

OP WATTER OUDERDOM GAAN JY AFTREE?

Dit is nooit ‘n aangename proses as ‘n werkgewer stappe teen werknemers moet neem nie. Werkgewers moet redelike stappe neem om te verhoed dat ‘n afdanking […]
June 7, 2016

BABY BOOMERS: AT WHAT AGE MUST YOU RETIRE?

Employers need to be particularly on their guard for cases in which a workplace dismissal is automatically unfair.  Our courts take a particularly dim view of […]
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