Can an employer be held liable for defamatory statements made about an employee? The High Court recently confirmed that it can but that an employer may rely on the standard defences to such a claim to escape liability.
By Johan Botes 8 Jul 2014 07:23
The latest Adcorp Employment Index (January 2014) indicates that the South African economy lost 36,290 jobs during January 2014. Unemployment, according to StatsSA, sits at 24.1% (or 4.8m people actively looking for work being unable to find jobs).
By Johan Botes 17 Feb 2014 09:42
The Constitutional Court held (on 9 October 2013) that a trade union cannot avoid liability for its neglect to prosecute claims by its members merely because the union has a constitutional right to determine its own administration.
By Johan Botes 16 Oct 2013 07:08
The Minister of Labour has announced an increase in the minimum remuneration payable to employees engaged in either the taxi or the hospitality sectors. The salary increase is effective from 1 July 2013, and follows hot on the heels of the increase in the general Earnings Threshold communicated by the minister recently.
By Johan Botes 4 Jul 2013 07:24
Employers who fail to introduce and manage a well-considered social networking policy in the workplace may soon be overtaken by competitors who have successfully managed to do so.
By Johan Botes 26 Aug 2011 13:34