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Not complying with labour laws? the employer audit inspectors might be knocking at your door!

The recent ruling (“the ruling”) by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“the CCMA”) which ordered an Employer to pay almost R12 million to its Employees for making unlawful deductions and not complying with the National Minimum Wage laws has hopefully ensured that Employers going forward ensure compliance with labour laws and that they […]

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Infringement of Copyright

One of the challenges which face our South African creative industry today is the exploitation of their work, either by global or local companies or individuals without fair or even any compensation. According to pundits in our local creative industry, this was nearly exacerbated by the Copyright Amendment Bill of 2015 (hereinafter referred to as […]

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Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill: Interim Order of the Constitutional Court becomes final

Introduction The 30th November 2019 marked the last day for Parliament to rectify the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act No. 120 1998 (“the RCMA”) in line with the Interim Order handed down by the Constitutional Court (“the CC”) in Ramuhovhi and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others (CCT194/16) [2017] ZACC […]

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Amendments to the Labour Laws Amendment Act regarding parental leave

The sections of the Labour Law Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) dealing with parental, adoption, and commissioning of parental leave and related benefits came into effect on 1 November 2019. In terms of Section 26A of the Act, new fathers, adoptive parents and couples who are parents through surrogacy […]

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Dealing with a failure to comply with simple instructions – The Naicker case

It is every employer’s wish to build and maintain a great, enjoyable and productive work relationship the employees. Due to different personalities, positions, abilities and competencies which are intrinsic to the workplace, employers are usually faced with lots of challenges in managing the relationships between employer-employee or employee-employee. One of these challenges is caused by […]

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