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31 MAY 2021

The POPI Act – An employer’s perspective

In the employment context POPIA covers all personal and special personal information that an employer (referred to as a ‘responsible party’) might have about job applicants, employees and former employees (referred to as ‘data subjects’).
05 MAY 2020

Employment challenges after lockdown

Aside from the adverse economic, health and social impact of the Corona crisis on people generally, employers are also confronted by complex legal issues and facing several employment challenges after lockdown.
03 NOVEMBER 2018

Dagga in the workplace

People may no longer be prosecuted for cultivating, possessing and using small amounts of dagga for private purposes. But what are the consequences for the workplace?
02 JUNE 2018

Compensation for unfair suspension pending a hearing

It's a well-known fact that an employee who is suspended pending a disciplinary hearing is entitled to be paid. What's not so well known, is that the employee could claim additional compensation if the suspension is regarded as unfair.
05 MARCH 2018

Disciplining an employee after resignation

An employee resigns with immediate effect after receiving notice of a disciplinary hearing. May the employer proceed with the hearing?
04 DECEMBER 2017

Work performance and sales targets

Dismissing an employee for poor work performance is more challenging than dismissing an employee for misconduct.
06 FEBRUARY 2017

Dismissal for ill health

A distinction must be drawn between temporary and permanent incapacity as a result of ill health.
05 DECEMBER 2016

How useful are contractual notice periods?

Is a contractual notice period of use to the parties in an employment relationship?
05 OCTOBER 2016

12 reasons for employers to be cautious

The Labour Relations Act (LRA) has twelve sections devoted, in effect, to protecting employee’s jobs and to the imposition of extremely stringent obligations on employers contemplating the dismissal of employees.
05 JUNE 2016

Misconduct and Incapacity – When in doubt?

Where employees don’t do what is expected of them, the employer is often faced with a practical dilemma: Do I treat this as misconduct or incapacity?