Legal Trends 2019



#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018, discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals...

10 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act

The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on 1 January 2019, and provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of a National Minimum Wage Commission...

By Jacques van Wyk 9 Jan 2019

Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?

Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court...?

By Jacques van Wyk 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

By Johan Botes 7 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses

Labour brokers are finding ways to sidestep the recent amendment to South Africa's labour law and judgement by the Constitutional Court that compels companies to provide permanent contracts to temporary employees after a three-month period...

31 Dec 2018

Labour Court enforces Vodacom's restraint of trade agreement

The Labour Court has issued an order with the consent of ex-Vodacom employees to enforce their restraints, thereby precluding them from working with MTN SA...

27 Dec 2018

Treasury DG failed to disclose criminal record

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Dondo Mogajane guilty of failure to disclose a criminal record on his Z83 application form when applying for the position of Director-General at National Treasury...

20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Moyane's court application dismissed

The North Gauteng High Court judgment has upheld the president's dismissal of Tom Moyane as commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

12 Dec 2018

How SA's new parental leave law compares internationally

Since 2014, a Cape Town father, Henri Terblanche has been campaigning for more parental leave for fathers. Fathers were only entitled to three days family responsibility leave as stated in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act...

11 Dec 2018

National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019

The President on Friday made the announcement that the national minimum wage would come into effect on 1 January 2019...

10 Dec 2018

President to proclaim National Minimum Wage date

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday proclaim the effective date for the National Minimum Wage at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto...

6 Dec 2018

Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem

Four men were arrested when 200 workers demonstrated on Wednesday in front of the Dis-Chem store in Canal Walk, Cape Town. Workers are demanding better wages and working conditions...

By Tariro Washinyira 6 Dec 2018

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