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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

WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12m funding
WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12m fundingArticle

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will be providing crucial relief to employees in the South African wine tourism sector, in the form of a R12m support fund.

18 Dec 2020

In Flux: Coronavirus - Tough Times! No Work No Pay?
In Flux: Coronavirus - Tough Times! No Work No Pay?Audio

How far must employers go in standing by their employees? How can an employee claim benefit from an employer, and how long can an employer withstand the absence of its employees during these tough times? Can you insist on working from home? What are the respective legal rights and obligations? In studio with Garry and with the answers is Lisa-Anne King of Fluxmans Attorneys.

25 Mar 2020

Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?
Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?Article

The Labour Court recently ruled on whether employees may approach said court to enforce a claim against a company under business rescue proceedings...

Jacques van Wyk 1 Aug 2019

Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplace
Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplaceArticle

With an unsettling rise in the instances of racial slander in the workplace, what is this the norm in terms of dealing with cases of racial insults...?

Johnny Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson 12 Oct 2018

Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at Prasa
Public Protector investigating "irregular" recruitments at PrasaArticle

The recruitment processes for several senior employees at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the Western Cape were "irregular" and in breach of company policy...

Barbara Maregele 7 Feb 2018

Do employers have the right to have employees medically tested?
Do employers have the right to have employees medically tested?Article

Employers often rely on clauses within contracts of employment as being a watertight basis for taking what it perceives to be lawful action against employees. This may not always be the case...

Mohsina Chenia and Piet Joubert 28 Mar 2017

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?
Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?Article

Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far...

Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017

Workplace equity policies must comply with employment equity legislation
Workplace equity policies must comply with employment equity legislationArticle

Employers should ensure that they act in accordance with workplace equity policies and plans that comply with employment equity legislation...

Hugo Pienaar and Roxanne Bain 13 May 2016

Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgments
Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgmentsArticle

This year the big question in labour law has been when the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Amendments will come into effect.

Professor Paul Benjamin 3 Nov 2014

Employers do not enjoy special protection against claims of defamation
Employers do not enjoy special protection against claims of defamationArticle

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.

Johan Botes 8 Jul 2014

Employment contract must make provision for lawful deductions
Employment contract must make provision for lawful deductionsArticle

According to Sections 34(1)(a) and 34(2) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 (BCEA), an employer can make a deduction from an employee's remuneration for any losses or damages caused by the employee's negligence during the course of employment, provided the requisite requirements are met.

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 10 Apr 2014

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