Employment Law

May 21, 2021

New rights for fathers, adoptive parents and commissioning parents

In a welcoming and long-awaited move, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Amendment of the Labour Law Act into law on 28 November 2018, giving parents, particularly […]
May 6, 2021

Does an employee have the right to freedom of religion?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, is the supreme law of the land and all conduct and legislation must comply with it. The […]
April 12, 2021

Are smart contracts the smart solution?

Smart contracts are agreements that self-execute without any human intervention when the conditions, as specified in digital form, are met. Blockchain, a decentralised digital ledger that […]
April 12, 2021

Misconduct as a result of mental illness

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 inform his manager […]
September 8, 2020

Happy team members mean happy work

There’s a wonderful thing about the way that our minds and bodies function to keep us healthy. Throughout our nervous systems, our bodies are constantly processing information and […]
May 18, 2020

SPECIAL LEAVE AND THE UIF BENEFIT

The Department of Labour has made provisions to assist employers and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a specific view to mitigate loss of income during […]
May 18, 2020

COVID 19 – EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS

The current COVID 19 pandemic created new and unforeseen issues the world over.  No company, business or enterprise is free from the cascading effects caused by […]
April 21, 2020

COVID 19 – EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS

The current COVID 19 pandemic created new and unforeseen issues the world over.  No company, business or enterprise is free from the cascading effects caused by […]
April 21, 2020

COVID-19: FORCE MAJEURE AND THE ACTIONS OF RESPONSIBLE CORPORATE CITIZENS

On 9 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown by a further two weeks.  In his announcement, the President appealed to […]
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