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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions in the Workplace- How to start the New Year correctly

Introduction January is when everyone draws up a list of New Year’s Resolutions that they personally want to achieve during the year. It can be based on lessons learnt from the previous year or what they want to achieve this year.Why should it only be confined to personal matters? Why can’t Employers and Employees decide […]

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Medical Certificates

Fraudulent Medical Certificates- what can Employers do?

Introduction During this time of the year many Employees and Employers are struggling with extreme exhaustion and in some cases are even on the brink of burn-out. This becomes problematic when these exhausted Employees do not have any annual leave left to apply for. Some Employees would then arrange “a paid-for holiday” for themselves by […]

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strike

The Right to Strike- Balancing Conflicting Rights

Introduction The right to strike has been contentious for many years. Many argue that it gives Employees too much power over their Employers. Many Employers succumb to the pressure placed upon then by their striking Employees by agreeing to demands that are not sustainable. How would one then go about balancing the rights of Employees […]

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cannabis

Cannabis- Is it legal to consume it in the workplace?

The recent Constitutional Court judgment legalising the consumption of cannabis by adults in their own homes, changed the South African landscape forever. ACJ Zondo stated that: “the right to privacy entitles an adult person to use or cultivate or possess cannabis in private for his or her own personal consumption to the extent that the […]

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marijuana

The Constitutional Court legalises the private use of marijuana

The Constitutional Court handed down an unanimous judgment on 18 September 2018 that now makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in the comfort of their own homes. This was greeted by much jubilation inside the Court Room as well as outside. Many Activists have been campaigning for years to have the […]

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