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Judgment rules enforcement of credit agreements must be in debtors' jurisdiction

A class of emolument attachment orders has been declared unconstitutional in a judgment delivered on 8 July 2015 in the case of The University of Stellenbosch and 15 Others v The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and 17 Others (Case Number 16703/14)...

By Preshan Singh-Dhulam 30 Jul 2015 11:53

Pay Equality seminar unpacks new regulations' challenges

The recent major changes of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the Employment Equity Act (EEA) and the associated regulations regarding equality in pay and benefits may present challenges to employers who have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for them...

30 Jul 2015 10:49

Pros and cons of social media at work

Social networking platforms such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn have grown phenomenally and many employees maintain an almost permanent online presence...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 29 Jul 2015 15:59

New employers may be able to enforce restraints of trade

Restraints of trade relate to restrictions applied to employees to maintain confidential business secrets of the employer. They are enforceable by the employer through employment contracts...

By Rishal Bipraj 28 Jul 2015 18:58

Pension Funds Adjudicator dismisses complaint on withdrawal benefit

A worker, who had been dismissed on suspicion of fraud, has failed in his attempt to claim a withdrawal benefit after the Pension Funds Adjudicator (PFA) rejected his complaint...

28 Jul 2015 13:04

Labour Court rules on 'maternity' leave for fathers

The case MIA v State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D 312/2012) [2015] ZALCD 20 turned on whether an employer's refusal to grant a male employee 'maternity leave' amounted to unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender...

27 Jul 2015 14:49

Reviewing unfair dismissal claims after business transfer

An employer that has entered into a transfer of business, in accordance with s197 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and has complied with all its obligations in terms of the transfer, is often faced with the challenge of implementing changes...

By Katlego Letlonkane 21 Jul 2015 10:39

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

By Rob Cooper 17 Jul 2015 13:51

Key issues on Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

The Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value in terms of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) provides practical guidance to employers and employees on how to apply the principle in their workplaces...

By Jacques V. Wyk, Andre V. Heerden, Brittany Feldman 16 Jul 2015 15:10

Employers may lock out non-strikers in a dispute of mutual interest

Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), confers upon an employer the right to 'lock out'...

By Bradley Workman Davies and Kerry Badal 10 Jul 2015 06:00

Night shift transport: employer or employee obligation?

Section 17(1) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA) defines night work as work performed after 6pm and before 6am the next day...

By Hugo Pienaar 1 Jul 2015 12:08

CCMA rules on interpretation of deeming provision in Labour Relations Act

In a ruling handed down by the CCMA on 29 June 2015, the commissioner ruled on the interpretation of the "deemed employment" provision contained within the Labour Relations (LRA)...

30 Jun 2015 19:17

Your legal cover checklist

What to consider when shopping around for legal cover...

29 Jun 2015 15:46

Seminar on construction industry regulations to be held

An informational session will be held ahead of the implementation of new labour regulations in the construction industry...

18 Jun 2015 06:13

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