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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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work permit

Being in possession of a valid work permit- is it an operational requirement?

Introduction                                                                                                               […]

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mental health

Mental health in the work place – the Jansen case

Introduction Whilst society in general is moving towards being more open regarding mental health, this is not always the case in the work place. There are many Employees who may suffer from mental illnesses but due to intangible symptoms, are not easily recognized. Once this condition does become known to the Employer, they must appreciate […]

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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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