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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

It is every employer's wish that everything runs smoothly in the company but sometimes this does not happen and an employee may have to be reprimanded...

By Sophie Baker 23 Apr 2015 10:38

Africa vital for SA economy: Minister

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has told factory workers that the continent is vital for the country's economy...

23 Apr 2015 09:30

Parties to a dispute can take an arbitration award on review

While arbitration awards are legally binding, parties to a dispute are at liberty to take the arbitration award on review. The test for review has been established in the leading case of Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd and Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC) as "...whether the commissioner's decision was one at which a reasonable commissioner would arrive"...

By Hugo Pienaar, Lauren Salt and Karabo Ndhlovu 22 Apr 2015 13:32

Hawks head Dramat quits

The South African Police Service has been shaken by suspensions, resignations and the freezing of senior posts...

22 Apr 2015 10:17

Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economy

The newly amended Labour Relations Act will have a devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy and the country's unemployment rate ...

16 Apr 2015 15:21

Employer cannot alter chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing

An employer may not take on the right to alter a chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing. To do so would be procedurally unfair. Should an employer wish to overturn the chairperson's decision, the employee must be given a fair hearing regarding the possibility of altering the sanction...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 16 Apr 2015 11:00

Breaching of timekeeping rule led to unfair dismissal

The recent judgment of Jordex Agencies v Gugubele N.O[2015] ZALC JHB 87 involved the dismissal of an employee, Joan Msimango (employee), who left the workplace early in order to catch the last bus home. The employer, Jordex Agencies (employer), dismissed the employee because the employee's early departure contravened its timekeeping rule...

By Lauren Salt and Motheo Mfikoe 16 Apr 2015 10:53

Now MTN to hit users

NEWSWATCH: MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its prices, and the SABC might be a bit leaky... from the top, but has said 'Sorry' to the EFF...

16 Apr 2015 06:20

SARS ethics boss revealed as CV cheat

A top tax official faked his academic qualifications to hold onto senior positions that earned him a salary that amounted to millions over the years...

By Sunday Times team... 13 Apr 2015 09:49

Union wants SABC news head suspended over assault claim

Pressure is mounting on the SABC to suspend its head of news, Jimi Matthews, following allegations that he assaulted a staff member...

13 Apr 2015 07:09

Employer must provide clear proof of damages

To what extent, if any, is an employee liable for damages for failing to adhere to the notice requirements when terminating a contract of employment?

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 10 Apr 2015 12:00

Sabinet announces the launch of its new governance platform

Sabinet, in association with Standards & Legal, has launched its new Legal Registers platform. This useful and easy-to-use software takes the hassle out of managing a company's sustainability and legal compliance...

Issued by Sabinet 2 Apr 2015 14:24

State tears at itself

A local government shutdown is expected in the next few weeks as municipalities flex their muscles, demanding that they be paid money owed them by state departments...

2 Apr 2015 11:00

SABC News to scrap bulletins in Afrikaans, vernacular languages?

NEWSWATCH: SABC News is reported to be doing away with bulletins in Afrikaans and other vernacular languages, reports Thinus Ferreira, in Channel24...

30 Mar 2015 10:13

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