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Resignation or dismissal? Be aware of what you say...

The employment relationship involves two parties - the employer and the employee - and accordingly there are three possible ways in which this relationship can end, or terminate...

By Bradley Workman-Davies 3 days ago

Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissed

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that employees can be dismissed for carrying weapons during a strike and it is reasonable to expect them to know that this is a dismissible offence...

By Lizle Louw, Shane Johnson and Justin de Wet 14 Apr 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...

How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in employees receiving payments that they have not earned...?

By Janeske Greeff 12 Apr 2021

CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission

The CCMA recently reinstated an employee who took leave without permission during the Covid-19 lockdown, in a ruling which delivers an important lesson for other employers...

By Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley, Shane Johnson and Kgololego Pooe 12 Apr 2021

Business rescue process: Don't disregard the rights of employees

Companies in business rescue have plenty of worries to preoccupy them but legal challenges over retrenchments are not usually at the top of the list...

By Rosalind Davey, Chloë Loubser and Nikita Reddy 8 Apr 2021

Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leave

While many employers and employees are fast adapting to an anywhere, always-on workplace, they remain bound by labour laws relating to reasonable regulation of working hours and annual leave...

By Melissa Cogger and Leila de Saude 7 Apr 2021

Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each other

Battle lines drawn over dismissal of company secretary, who has been reinstated by the Labour Court...

By James Stent 6 Apr 2021

Why employers can't rely solely on polygraph tests for dismissals

The reliability and relevance of polygraph testing in the employment space have been a persistent issue that is surrounded by a lot of controversies...

By Ludwig Frahm-Arp, Tshepiso Rasetlola and Catherine Hendriks 30 Mar 2021

When can employees claim damages direct from an employer?

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided new guidance on COIDA cover and when employers may be exposed to direct claims for damages by employees...

29 Mar 2021

Can staff be dismissed for disregarding Covid-19 protocol after hours?

Employers are within their rights to discipline employees who flout Covid-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals...

24 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contracts

In the era of digitalisation, automation and self-help services, the legal sector has been slow to transform. LegitLaw is changing that with the launch of its legal tech-meets-online shopping platform...

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2021

Eskom to probe racism allegations against De Ruyter

Eskom's board will probe allegations of racism made in the public domain against the power utility's group chief executive (GCE), Andre de Ruyter...

10 Mar 2021

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