REPEAL OF COVID RESTRICTIONS

REPEAL OF COVID RESTRICTIONS

Yes, it is true that our government has lifted its Covid restrictions as a means towards promoting economic activity. While this will assist businesses to improve their sales, employers and employees need to bear some important things in mind: Firstly, the...
EMPLOYERS HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES

EMPLOYERS HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES

The Labour Relations Act, seven other labour acts and numerous codes of good practice have all been designed to protect employees. And indeed, employees need protection from unscrupulous employers. However, the imbalance is so great that our labour laws leave...
SOUTH AFRICAN JURISDICTION NETS FOREIGN COMPANIES

SOUTH AFRICAN JURISDICTION NETS FOREIGN COMPANIES

Our labour dispute resolution system often claims jurisdiction over foreign employers. When a foreign embassy is situated in South Africa it is in fact, according to law, based on foreign soil. A South African working at a South African-based foreign embassy would...
COURTS INSIST ON ADHERENCE TO DISCIPLINARY POLICIES

COURTS INSIST ON ADHERENCE TO DISCIPLINARY POLICIES

The law makes it essential for employers to act with great care and expertise in gathering evidence and in designing and applying their disciplinary policies. The Labour Courts are most intolerant of employers who do not follow their own disciplinary policies and who...