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When can employees claim damages direct from an employer?
When can employees claim damages direct from an employer?Article

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

Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplace
Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplaceArticle

In a bid to minimise the rate of infection, the Covid-19 regulations places a greater responsibility on workplace compliance with fines being touted for transgressors...

19 Feb 2021

November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up here
November's free LexisNexis Case Law Index is now out - sign up hereArticle

The November index of the free, online LexisNexis Case Law repository is now available bringing you up to speed on some interesting precedent setting cases considered by South Africa's courts recently...

Issued by LexisNexis 18 Jan 2021

ConCourt victory for domestic workers
ConCourt victory for domestic workersArticle

Yesterday, judgment was handed down in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa which declared section 1(xix)(v) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 unconstitutional to the extent that it excludes domestic workers employed in private households from the definition of "employee", thereby preventing them from accessing workers' compensation.

20 Nov 2020

Don't forget to screen contract employees
Don't forget to screen contract employeesArticle

The recently introduced Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill is expected to bring more protection for contract employees like domestic workers, gardeners, nannies, and au pairs, etc. With employers facing increased responsibilities and obligations in this regard, they can also take the necessary steps to feel safe and secure in knowing who they are employing...

16 Oct 2020

Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at last
Unions welcome compensation for domestic workers at lastArticle

Workers' Compensation Act to get first overhaul in 23 years...

Justin Brown 28 Sep 2020

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive
Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directiveArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace...

Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, Mbali Nkosi, and Tsholofelo Mofokeng 6 Aug 2020

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A new environment for insurers and claimantsArticle

After the likely spike in insurance claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, insurers are likely to introduce new or change existing exclusionary clauses which were not previously considered to be necessary.

Maria Philippides, Raynold Tlhavani, Caroline Theodosiou, Lisa Swaine, Justin Malherbe & Kim Rew 19 Mar 2020

Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights
Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rightsArticle

Major improvements are in the pipeline for the rights of workers in the film and television industry...

13 Jan 2020

Proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under COID
Proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under COIDArticle

The Minister of Labour has issued proposed amendments to the Employers Assessment Model under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act and has invited public commentary...

12 Nov 2019

Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safety
Dos and don'ts of occupational health and safetyArticle

Businesses are exposed to many risks, from the traditional fire and natural disasters, to legal liabilty for loss of or physical damage to tangible property. Further to this, businesses also run the risk of potential accidental injuries or death of employees...

22 Oct 2019

Unemployment to come under spotlight in Limpopo
Unemployment to come under spotlight in LimpopoArticle

Unemployment, particularly among young people, will come under the spotlight when Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi engages social partners in Limpopo...

19 Aug 2019

A win for domestic employees in South Africa
A win for domestic employees in South AfricaArticle

According to the International Labour Organisation, there is an estimated 1.1 million domestic employees in South Africa working in private households...

Fiona Leppan and Mayson Petla 13 Jun 2019

UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga
UIF drive goes to MpumalangaArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be hosting a seminar with the private security sector in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga...

20 Feb 2019

MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sites
MBAWC hosts seminar seeking to reduce number of accidents on building sitesArticle

According to figures from the Federated Employer's Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), there have already been 412 accidents on Western Cape construction sites...

17 Apr 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
These three business investments prevent manufacturing injuriesArticle

As a business, it's your responsibility to take as many precautions as possible to prevent workplace injuries. Not only are you protecting your employees, but you're protecting your business as well...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jan 2018

Labour to discuss occupational health, COIDA
Labour to discuss occupational health, COIDAArticle

The Department of Labour's Compensation Fund (CF) and its stakeholders will next week discuss issues related to compliance with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA)...

27 Oct 2017

Uber drivers protected by labour laws
Uber drivers protected by labour lawsArticle

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws...

18 Jul 2017

PTSD: What every employer needs to know
PTSD: What every employer needs to knowArticle

It is essential that employers understand the difference between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of work-related stress or fatigue, and recognise if their employees are suffering from this stress-related illness...

12 Oct 2016

Key considerations before embarking upon a building project
Key considerations before embarking upon a building projectArticle

On any building project, meticulous attention to detail in the planning and design stage, leading to comprehensive and clear drawings, specifications and schedules of finishes, is crucially important, when presenting information to prospective builders...

Allen Bodill 6 Jul 2016

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims
Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claimsArticle

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims...

9 Mar 2016

COIDA judgement finds State is not considered a single entity
COIDA judgement finds State is not considered a single entityArticle

The Constitutional Court has now had the opportunity to decide on the meaning on the word 'State' for purposes of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 ('COIDA') in the matter of Minister of Defence and Military Veterans v Liesl-Lenore Thomas (168/14) [2015] ZACC 26...

Fiona Leppan, Michael Yeates and Terrick McCallum 28 Aug 2015

[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft
[#WomenInBiz] Physician heal thyself, Q&A with Dr Dalene von DelftArticle

When Dalene von Delft started working as a doctor, she knew there were risks. But what she didn't bargain for was contracting a life-threatening disease...

Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2015

MEC liable for damages after doctor's rape
MEC liable for damages after doctor's rapeArticle

An employee, who suffered the horrendous ordeal of being raped whilst on duty, is not precluded from suing her employer for damages.

Johan Botes 13 Oct 2014

Domestic workers to be covered by compensation act
Domestic workers to be covered by compensation actArticle

South Africa's domestic workers will soon be covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida), Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said.

8 Sep 2014

Independent contractor can be an employee
Independent contractor can be an employeeArticle

It is common practise in sectional title schemes or home owners associations to employ independent contractors to maintain the property or act as estate or building managers.

28 Nov 2013

Progress on Paarl Media fire
Progress on Paarl Media fireArticle

Following on its statement earlier this week about the tragic fire on its premises, representatives of Paarl Media Group, the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and the South African Typographical Union (SATU) met on 24 February 2010 in Paarl for discussions.

26 Feb 2010

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