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Utilization of Annual Leave and claiming from the Temporary Employer and Employee Relief (“TERS”) Scheme during #COVID-19 lockdown

The Department of Employment and Labour (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) has published a Directive (“hereinafter referred to as “the leave Directive”) on COVID-19 and implications on the leave provisions as set out in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (hereinafter referred to as “the BCEA”) as well as a new […]

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#Covid19 we are fully remotely operational and here to support you!

Should you need us, you can reach us through the following channels: Email – Email your attorney or enquiries@schoemanlaw.co.za – our 48 hour return response time still remains Phone – 021 4255604 or your attorney on their mobile in case of urgent matters. All mobile numbers are available on our email auto responders – in case of messages our 48 […]

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#CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) has landed in SA – What are Employers’ obligations and Employees’ rights during this public health emergency?

A contagious disease known as Coronavirus or COVID-19 (“the Virus”) was first detected in China in December 2019 and has since regrettably spread worldwide. The World Health Organization (“the WHO”) has declared the virus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (“PHEIC”) which is a formal declaration by the WHO of “an extraordinary event which is determined […]

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The 2020 Budget Speech

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his budget speech on 26 February 2020 painting a rather bleak view of the current and future economic climate in South Africa. With inflation and our budget deficit said to increase at a remarkable rate in comparison to economic growth, what are the positives to be taken away and how […]

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Do you know about the animal by-law also known as the “Dog Tax”

For those who are not aware, the Animal By-Law which has recently sent shock waves through the Overberg region has recently been enforced. To the dismay of many individuals, individuals are required to register their dogs and pay tax per annum per dog. The reality is the By-Law has been there since 2008 for the […]

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