Employment rights under lockdown

What happens if a business is forced to close because of Covid-19 and it becomes impossible for an employer and employee to perform under an employment contract? The law states that if both employer and employee are unable to do so, then the obligations of both parties are suspended, until the lockdown ends, and it… Continue Reading

CCMA’S DIGITAL CASE REFERRAL AND APPLICATION PLATFORM

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has introduced a free digital platform for CCMA Users to refer conciliation and arbitration disputes and make enforcement and/or condonation applications via https://cmsonline.ccma.org.za The digital referral and application platform eliminates the need for physical travel and physical contact with others. You can complete all these forms online:… Continue Reading

New Parental Leave Provisions

In terms of recent changes to Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), from 1 January 2020, the BCEA makes provision for parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parent leave (surrogacy arrangements). Parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave will be unpaid but employees can submit claims to the Unemployment Insurance Fund to qualify for payment of… Continue Reading

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Labour law in South Africa can be a complicated matter for business owners and administrators, with many employers facing issues with employment law that seem nearly impossible to circumvent. As an important issue not just for businesses but South African society as a whole, employers can stand to maintain better relations with both their employees… Continue Reading

Long v South African Breweries

Constitutional Court confirms it is not necessary to hold a pre-suspension hearing. In Long v South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] ZACC 7 the Constitutional Court confirmed that there is no requirement to afford the employee an opportunity to make representations prior to the implementation of his/her precautionary suspension by an employer. The… Continue Reading

What is a Polygraph Test?

Provided by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) WHAT IS POLYGRAPH TEST It is a test used to verify a person’s truthfulness and is often called a ‘Lie Detector Test.’ IS THERE ANY LAW CONTROLLING USE OF POLYGRAPH IN SOUTH AFRICA? Polygraph testing is a fairly new concept in South Africa, especially in… Continue Reading

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