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Desertion of Employees from the Workplace

The definition of desertion of Employees from the workplace in South African Labour Law and according to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (hereinafter referred to as “the CCMA”) means that an Employee has left his or her place of work and it is apparent that he or she does not appear to have […]

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Implementing a COVID-19 policy in the Workplace

As South Africa has recently entered what is called advanced alert level 3 of the phased approach of opening up of the economy, many businesses are still grappling with the initial financial and operational consequences of the lockdown. As businesses and trade resumes in a heightened State of Disaster with gargantuan increases in COVID-19 infections […]

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Are Restraint of Trade Clauses Enforceable during #COVID-19?

The enforceability of restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts has always been a hot topic of debate in law. However, what once was a stringent clause to be abided by the Employee when the employment relationship terminated for whatsoever reason has now been raised by many Employers and Employees during the nationwide lockdown due […]

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Domestic Workers are able to return to Work on level 3 – Here’s What Employers need to know!

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel as well as the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, have both clarified a long standing question for South Africans during the lockdown, being, when will Domestic Workers be able to return to work? Both Ministers have advised in their respective briefings to the media last […]

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Employers and Employees must be #COVID-19 health and safety compliant under level 4 of the #lockdown

Since the nationwide lockdown was implemented and subsequently extended, South African Employers and Employees, save for those categorized as Essential Services, have been unable to attend at their workplaces to continue trading and rendering services. After approximately 6 weeks, the South African Government commenced implementing a gradual uplifting of the lockdown known as level 4 […]

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