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Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?

While employers are mandated to try ensure their employees health and safety in the workplace during the pandemic, what happens if a worker refuses to return...?

By George Herbst 17 hours ago

True cost of labour... and minimum wage non-compliance

Rui Lopes, managing director at Lopes Attorneys, discusses the impact of the revised National Minimum Wage Act and its potential impact on employers...

By Rui Lopes 3 days ago

How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?

2020 will likely forever be remembered for its major challenges, including many personal losses caused by Covid-19. In the wake of a year of lockdowns, job losses, and more, both businesses and staff are looking to the annual Budget Speech happening on 24 February with a mixture of hope and dread...

3 days ago

Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplace

In a bid to minimise the rate of infection, the Covid-19 regulations places a greater responsibility on workplace compliance with fines being touted for transgressors...

19 Feb 2021

Questions surrounding the Covid-19 Ters scheme extension

The President has announced the Ters benefit will be extended to 15 March 2021 for certain sectors but there are unanswered questions over certain aspects...

By Joon Chong, Shane Johnson, and Jenna Atkinson 18 Feb 2021

Labour dispute: choose your words and court wisely

When dealing with a dismissal or unfair labour dispute, the question should be whether the alleged conduct sought to be impugned was fair, not lawful...

By Sandile July and Nyiko Mathebula 17 Feb 2021

Increasing disclosure for B-BBEE claims

A new Explanatory Notice issued by the B-BBEE Commission in January requires more supporting evidence for B-BBEE claims. Although this may seem onerous, it will strengthen the Commission's ability to make recommendations for improvement.

By Candice Meyer 16 Feb 2021

Determining distance in restraint of trade agreements

In the case of Trendy Greenies (Pty) Ltd t/a Sorbet George v De Bruyn and others [2020], the Labour Court had to determine the definition of "radius" when used as a method of measuring distance in a restraint of trade agreement...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 Feb 2021

Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

By Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards

About 30 members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) protested outside Volkswagen South Africa's main plant in Uitenhage on Wednesday morning...

By Thamsanqa Mbovane 4 Feb 2021

H&M probes harassment at Indian factory after female worker's killing

Fashion retailer H&M said on Tuesday it would investigate reports of sexual harassment at a supplier's factory in southern India following the death of a female employee...

By Anuradha Nagaraj 4 Feb 2021

Lockout vs suspended strike: Can replacement labour be used?

Whether replacement labour may be used where an employer has instituted a lockout in response to a strike which has subsequently been suspended by the trade union and employees concerned...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 3 Feb 2021

Can employers force employees to incriminate themselves?

When confronted with allegations of misconduct, such as fraud and/or corruption, does an employer have the right to compel an employee to provide self-incriminating evidence, or evidence that may incriminate other employees...?

By Dr. Johannes Jacobus van der Walt 2 Feb 2021

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