November 12, 2020

Mental health in the workplace

In November 2013, the employee was charged with: Being absent for 17 days between 30 August and 5 November; Breaching the employer’s policy by failing to […]
February 11, 2020

The Responsibility of the Employer

As a point of departure, the doctrine of vicarious liability means that the employer is held liable for the wrongful acts or omission of its employees. […]
February 11, 2020

Employment relationships 101

For a business to grow, it is ideal to remember that your team consists of more than just you and your needs. An employment relationship is […]
May 16, 2019

ERRANT DIRECTORS BEWARE!

INTRODUCTION The roles and responsibilities of directors have recently come under the spotlight due to many reported instances of untoward conduct in the affairs of their […]
September 26, 2018

WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS IN RESPECT OF THE DEDUCTIONS ON MY SALARY?

A client poses a question to their attorney: My employment contract makes provision for deductions from my salary and now my employer wants to deduct money. […]
August 3, 2018

UNDERSTANDING WHETHER A DISMISSAL IS FAIR OR UNFAIR

What does “unfair” mean from a Labour Law perspective The legal definition of unfair connotes a very particular meaning for Labour Law Practitioners, which connotation differs greatly […]
August 3, 2018

LANDMARK JUDGEMENT: CON COURT RULES ON DEEMING PROVISIONS FOR LABOUR BROKERS

On 26 July 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down a judgment in an application for leave to appeal against an Order of the Labour Appeal Court […]
October 23, 2017

Charging employees at disciplinary proceedings

Employers must be cautious in formulating charges against employees at disciplinary hearings. The employer must provide details of all disciplinary charges levelled against the employee and […]
September 28, 2017

UNFAIR SUSPENSION AND YOUR RIGHT TO A FAIR HEARING

If you believe that you have been unfairly suspended by your employer, it is wise to be aware of your legal rights and the recourse that […]