Legal Trends 2018

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National minimum wage to be reviewed annually

The national minimum wage will be reviewed on 1 May of each year, in line with government's aim of alleviating poverty in the labour market...

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How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Jan 2018

National Minimum Wage briefing sessions resume

Briefing and engagement sessions aimed at educating workers about the National Minimum Wage (NMW) policy, which takes effect from 1 May 2018, are set to resume this week...

16 Jan 2018

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of...

By Jacques van Wyk 15 Jan 2018

Eskom continues to block Daniels

After more than three months, Eskom's suspended head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, will have to wait another month to continue her battle to be reinstated...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 12 Jan 2018

Entrepreneurs, don't fear the legal nitty-gritty, embrace it

Seeking legal advice is not always a start-up's first priority, but a legal mistake early on can prove to be costly, if not fatal to a business...

11 Jan 2018

City manager in peril after he followed De Lille's orders

The career of Cape Town's city manager is on the line because he followed the orders of mayor Patricia de Lille...

10 Jan 2018

Google engineer fired for sexist memo sues ex-employer

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A Google engineer who was fired after writing a memo defending the gender gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology has sued his former employer for discrimination...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018

As we launch into 2018, here are a handful of trends we'll be seeing in the workplace this coming year...

By Johan Botes 8 Jan 2018

All the King's Horses and all the King's Men could not put the contract together again...

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone," it means just what I chose it to mean - neither more, neither less." ...

By Johan Botes 3 Jan 2018

Withdrawing an offer of employment constitutes dismissal

Can an offer to employment which is later withdrawn amount to a dismissal?

By Jacques van Wyk 28 Dec 2017

Labour Court upholds Shevel son's dismissal from Headache Clinic

The Labour Court has upheld a ruling that a father was correct in firing his son from his medical facility in Johannesburg...

By Naledi Shange 22 Dec 2017

Should I involve my attorney in the mediation process?

The decision to mediate, and when, can be a matter of strategic and fundamental importance in resolving a dispute and should be given full consideration in each situation...

By Clea Rawlins 18 Dec 2017

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International

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation.

29 Dec 2017

What to do when you experience sexual harassment at work

In recent times, the news has featured several women who have come out to speak about one form of sexual harassment or the other they experienced while at work. From unwanted sexual advances to derogatory remarks about your sex, sexual harassment is a deep-seated issue especially in the workplace.

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US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

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