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Jurisdictional overlaps in labour matters

Recent cases underline that jurisdictional overlaps between the High Court and the Labour Court may occur in certain labour cases.

By Samiksha Singh and Katlego Letlonkane 4 Feb 2016 15:39

Court rules that SARS must present all the facts in preservation orders

In The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service v Sunflower Distributors CC and Others, the court had to decide whether a provisional preservation order granted in favour of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) should be made final.

By Heinrich Louw 3 Feb 2016 14:49

The effect of social media faux pas on employment relationships

Given the inappropriate, insensitive and racist content posted by social media users over the past few weeks, it has become quickly apparent that these comments may have an impact on the continuation of the employment relationship...

By Bradley Workman Davies and Kerry Badal 2 Feb 2016 11:37

Retirement reforms in best interest of employees

Payroll administrators need to start preparing their business systems, processes and workforces for the implementation of the National Treasury's long-awaited retirement reforms...

By Rob Cooper 2 Feb 2016 10:53

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016 12:32

Gareth Cliff case highlights contract cancellation perils

According to Ros Davey, a partner in Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group's Employment & Benefits Practice, the possible brand damage to employers that can flow from inappropriate social media use by their employees is frequently highlighted...

1 Feb 2016 11:15

Allen & Overy expand sub-Saharan practice

The international law firm, Allen & Overy, has officially launched its new, larger Johannesburg office as a key hub for its sub-Saharan operations...

1 Feb 2016 14:48

Gareth Cliff wins mammoth lawsuit against M-Net

Axed Idols judge Gareth Cliff won a mammoth lawsuit against M-Net on Friday, hours before the first auditions for the show were due to start...

29 Jan 2016 10:16

Chinese takeaway frogs

Hundreds of frogs have been rescued in an operation that has exposed an alleged multi-million rand international pet trafficking operation...

29 Jan 2016 08:39

Harvard Law School, UCT collaborate in faculty development initiative

Harvard Law School will collaborate with local business, academic institutions and a law firm to address policy issues in Africa. Its Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) has initiated a faculty development initiative with the University of Cape Town in South Africa...

29 Jan 2016 15:34

Estate duty implications for non-resident investors

A new SARS Ruling, Binding Private Ruling 217 deals with the estate duty implications for non-resident individual investors - the key issue being how certain sections of the Estate Duty Act (EDA) would apply...

By Heinrich Louw 28 Jan 2016 12:09

Decision on large-scale retrenchments contrary to case precedent

The Constitutional Court has ruled on the proper interpretation of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in the case of Steenkamp and Others v Edcon Limited and upheld the decision of the Labour Appeal Court...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 28 Jan 2016 14:03

POPI Act crucial component in addressing cybercrime

If one considers that between 70% and 80% of South African adults have been victims of cybercrime in their lifetime, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act is an essential leap forward in South African legislative terms...

By Leishen Pillay 27 Jan 2016 11:47

New waste by-law calls for impounding of illegal dumpers

The City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee has proposed and approved an amendment to the Integrated Waste Management By-law that would allow for the impoundment of vehicles used in illegal dumping...

27 Jan 2016 10:52

New tax reforms protect retirees

The Tax Amendment legislation will come into effect on 1 March 2016 and will change the tax treatment of retirement funds...

26 Jan 2016 11:57

Dealing with employees' antisocial social media behaviour

While it may not be the conventional nature of an act of misconduct, the age of social media and technological advancement has changed the way in which we communicate and engage with other individuals and with the public...

26 Jan 2016 09:49

Can I protect and register my hashtag?

On social media, individuals and companies advertise and promote their businesses and brands through hashtags, which have become so popular that they are being used in starting trends, raising awareness, buying and selling products and services, entering competitions and winning prizes...

By Elaine Bergenthuin and Nicole van der Merwe 26 Jan 2016 11:20

CoJ releases draft planning by-laws, dates for public participation

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has released documents for comment and the dates of rates discussion meetings for public participation...

26 Jan 2016 16:37

Edcon staff fail in court bid to be reinstated

Thousands of workers retrenched by the Edcon group in 2013 and 2014 have had their hopes of reinstatement dashed by the Constitutional Court...

By Ernest Mabuza 25 Jan 2016 14:10

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