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Can your side hustle get you fired?
Can your side hustle get you fired?Article

Relying on a single income may prove unfeasible, but before getting that side hustle off the ground, employees must know what their employment contract states...

20 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflictArticle

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

Allon Raiz 13 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFH
I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFHArticle

No employer wants to pay someone to watch television or play games during work hours. As a result, employers across the globe are turning to employee monitoring technology...

Keketso Kgomosotho, with Johan Botes 3 Mar 2021

Unemployment rises to 32.5%
Unemployment rises to 32.5%Article

South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 32.5% in the last three months of 2020, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke has revealed...

23 Feb 2021

Labour dispute: choose your words and court wisely
Labour dispute: choose your words and court wiselyArticle

When dealing with a dismissal or unfair labour dispute, the question should be whether the alleged conduct sought to be impugned was fair, not lawful...

Sandile July and Nyiko Mathebula 17 Feb 2021

The business model has forever been disrupted
The business model has forever been disruptedArticle

Working from home is the new normal but business owners must have the right processes in place to remain productive...

4 Feb 2021

Can employers force employees to incriminate themselves?
Can employers force employees to incriminate themselves?Article

When confronted with allegations of misconduct, such as fraud and/or corruption, does an employer have the right to compel an employee to provide self-incriminating evidence, or evidence that may incriminate other employees...?

Dr. Johannes Jacobus van der Walt 2 Feb 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be firedArticle

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

Johan Botes
#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trendsArticle

Putting the brakes on business travel and physical offices due to tech transformation...

Johan Botes 11 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal
#BestofBiz 2020: LegalArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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...

11 Dec 2020

7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020
7 lessons all SMEs can learn from 2020Article

If your business has made it this far, congratulations! You have likely survived one of the biggest collective economic crises of our generation...

Jeremy Lang 10 Dec 2020

Are restraint of trade clauses enforceable if you've been retrenched?
Are restraint of trade clauses enforceable if you've been retrenched?Article

The scramble for jobs has never been more intense, and one significant clause in many an employment contract is frequently causing a few brows to lower...

8 Dec 2020

Who owns the copyright to a computer program?
Who owns the copyright to a computer program?Article

With new and innovative computer programs constantly being developed in all sectors, opportunities abound to not only create apps or programs that are revolutionary but that can also potentially bring in a substantial income. Having a developer produce a program to your requirements is most exciting but not understanding who owns it can result in much heartache and financial loss in the long run...

Galia Bloch 23 Nov 2020

GBV in the workplace: Where to from here?
GBV in the workplace: Where to from here?Article

In September 2019, the #SandtonShutdown protest took place in an effort to highlight the crucial role of businesses in tackling gender-based violence. One of the placards during the protest read, "Make my safety your business". The message was clear. Businesses were urged to make gender-based violence one of their strategic issues and actively address it in the workplace...

Nadine Mather and Pascale Towers 23 Nov 2020

Unemployment hits 30.8%
Unemployment hits 30.8%Article

Unemployment in South Africa has soared to 30.8% in the last three months, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020 revealed...

13 Nov 2020

Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workers
Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workersArticle

The company refuses to recognise a union and a community group as worker representatives...

Joseph Chirume 9 Nov 2020

You may retrench employees if they unreasonably refuse to accept changes to employment contracts
You may retrench employees if they unreasonably refuse to accept changes to employment contractsArticle

An extremely important Constitutional Court judgement has been handed down in the Aveng Trident Steel case. Effectively, what this means is that employers can restructure not only by reducing staff numbers but also by changing terms of employment...

28 Oct 2020

Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industry
Covid-19 lessons for SA's restaurant industryArticle

While many sectors have found reprieve in the easing of the national lockdown to alert level 1, which includes the reopening of borders to tourists, the South African restaurant industry is experiencing a slow recovery...

Rene Botha 13 Oct 2020

Limited duration employment contracts - unlimited hassles when not properly managed
Limited duration employment contracts - unlimited hassles when not properly managedArticle

Employers use limited duration contracts (LDCs) to create certainty and limit legal risk in respect of staffing solutions. Appointing an employee for a fixed period or defined project allows an employer to plan for the employee's exit in advance. But what happens when the work is not completed by the end date...?

Johan Botes 30 Sep 2020

Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissals
Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissalsArticle

The pandemic brought with it a slew of realisations for business owners; one such an epiphany is how most organisations need fewer employees to remain functional. But using Covid-19 as a reason for retrenching a surplus of employees constitutes unfair dismissal...

10 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenshipArticle

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employees
Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employeesArticle

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the Department of Transport's Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) should insource about 66 employees of Tasima Pty (Ltd). The workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018...

Zoë Postman 5 Aug 2020

Outsourcing can assist struggling SMEs
Outsourcing can assist struggling SMEsArticle

As more companies battle to stay afloat during the lingering pandemic and global economic meltdown, organisations that wish to survive this grilling period have to examine their core mandates...

28 Jul 2020

SME Recruitment: A guide to employment contracts
SME Recruitment: A guide to employment contractsArticle

The employment contract is a critical document that regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee...

Siobhan Zurnamer 27 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohr
#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohrArticle

A new South African tech startup has launched to help small business owners by changing the HR and payroll game...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Need legal advice? Get Law
#StartupStory: Need legal advice? Get LawArticle

Ya'eesh Cader together with his brother made use of the nationwide lockdown to enable, rather than disable their online legal platform, Get Law...

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Jul 2020

Top management tips from Africa's oldest Employer of Record
Top management tips from Africa's oldest Employer of RecordArticle

As one of the longest established organisations on the African continent to offer Employer of Record services, Africa HR Solutions shares the top management benefits a company gains by using an Employer of Record...

Issued by Africa HR Solutions 14 Jul 2020

What do you do with your homestay property?
What do you do with your homestay property?Article

In light of the uncertainty around when borders will reopen and continued restraint even once travel for tourism is permitted, many owners of homestay accommodation (such as Airbnb listings) are considering securing longer leases for their properties....

Chelsea Viljoen 30 Jun 2020

Rebecca Major
A perfect stormArticle

In spite of the current economic, political and sanitary climate, we are seeing, and expect to continue to see, merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals in Africa's oil and gas industry...

Rebecca Major 15 May 2020

Oneyka Ojogbo
Mitigating risks in the current oil industry crisisArticle

The compounding effects of coronavirus and oil industry disruptions pose unique and significant challenges, particularly on the African continent where the economies of producing countries are largely dependent on oil revenues...

Oneyka Ojogbo 6 May 2020

3 pressing employee questions regarding Covid-19 lockdown
3 pressing employee questions regarding Covid-19 lockdownArticle

The recent lockdown, which in some cases has been extended in several countries around the world, has proven to pose a number of challenges from a legal perspective...

22 Apr 2020

How to validate a Will during lockdown
How to validate a Will during lockdownArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis means many people are considering updating their Will or drawing one up for the first time, and so fiduciary practitioners are seeing a surge in demand for Wills...

15 Apr 2020

Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?
Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?Article

With the implementation of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 26 March, there has been understandable confusion...

Shane Johnson and Samantha Robb 8 Apr 2020

Alex Simeonides
Lockdown shows e-signature laws are out of dateArticle

If there is one thing that the national lockdown has highlighted, it is the need for South African law to recognise electronic signatures to authenticate important legal documents such as last wills and testaments...

Alex Simeonides 7 Apr 2020

Demotion as an alternative to retrenchment during Covid-19 outbreak
Demotion as an alternative to retrenchment during Covid-19 outbreakArticle

As a consequence of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are a number of labour law considerations that South African businesses will have to consider...

Kayla Shadiack 25 Mar 2020

Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreakArticle

Johan Botes, partner and head of the Employment & Compensation Practice at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, addresses a series of questions many South African employees and employers are asking amid the the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...

Johan Botes 19 Mar 2020

Clarifying misunderstood aspects of Yes initiative
Clarifying misunderstood aspects of Yes initiativeArticle

Several interpretation uncertainties have been addressed in a statement issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)...

28 Feb 2020

South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers
South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workersArticle

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country's urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in SA, they are an important component in the townships...

Andries du Toit 26 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costsArticle

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

Resignation with immediate effect - separate rulings confuse the matter
Resignation with immediate effect - separate rulings confuse the matterArticle

It is trite law that certain prescribed periods of notice become applicable upon termination of any employment relationship between an employer and an employee...

Sandile Tom 2 Dec 2019

Importance of justifying fixed-term employment
Importance of justifying fixed-term employmentArticle

Does the termination of an employee's fixed-term contract of employment, where such employee earns below the earnings threshold and is employed to perform work of a permanent nature, amount to an unfair dismissal...?

Andre van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 18 Oct 2019

A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challenges
A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challengesArticle

During the summer holiday season there is increased demand at retailers for consumer goods and products. This increases demand across the sector right through to manufacturing...

Tebogo Moalusi 11 Oct 2019

AARTO for the owner vs. driver
AARTO for the owner vs. driverArticle

When AARTO comes into effect, considerable changes are in store for both drivers of company vehicles and the fleet operators...

3 Oct 2019

When completion of probation doesn't automatically mean permanent placement...
When completion of probation doesn't automatically mean permanent placement...Article

Is an employee considered permanent at the end of the probation period if the employment contract requires such confirmation and the employer does not explicitly verify permanency?

Jacques van Wyk 12 Sep 2019

Don't share everything on social media
Don't share everything on social mediaArticle

According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's how
South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's howArticle

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it's responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities...

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo 13 Aug 2019

The threat of ghost employees and how to exorcise them...
The threat of ghost employees and how to exorcise them...Article

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company's payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation's profitability and sustainability...

31 Jul 2019

Can CSR engage employees in a new South African narrative?
Can CSR engage employees in a new South African narrative?Article

The law demands it. Employees want it. Your company needs it. The case for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business imperative is a done deal. Or is it?...

Issued by icandi CQ 26 Jul 2019

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