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I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFH

No employer wants to pay someone to watch television or play games during work hours. As a result, employers across the globe are turning to employee monitoring technology...

By Keketso Kgomosotho, with Johan Botes 5 hours ago

Unpacking UK Supreme Court ruling on Uber drivers' employee status

The United Kingdom Supreme Court was called upon to determine whether or not the Uber drivers (claimants) were employees of Uber BV and if the answer is to the affirmative, the employees would have a right to be covered by the National Minimum Wage Act...

By Sandile July 1 day ago

SA Uber drivers move for employee rights in class action suit

Uber drivers in South Africa are gearing up for a courtroom battle as they seek recognition as employees - not merely independent contractors...

25 Feb 2021

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 25 Feb 2021

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 22 Feb 2021

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

Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour office

An executive management team from the Department of Employment and Labour has been dispatched to meet with unions, following disturbances...

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

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

The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on... who?

According to all Acts that pertain to employment, Temporary Employment Service providers are regarded as the employer of any TES worker placed within a given organisation. However, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the TES provider is not regarded as the employer...

By Natashia Barnabas 8 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

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