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Retrenchment and Employment Related Claims post #lockdownSA – Prepare your Business

Employers, from large corporations to small to medium entrepreneurs and businesses have had no alternative but to implement short time work, reduce salaries, place Employees on unpaid leave as a no work no pay circumstance during the lockdown, or regrettably have had to resort to retrenchment of their Employees as a direct result of the […]

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#COVID19 Mediation between landlords and tenants – a critical tool now?

Some definitions of mediation include “an intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it” or “intervention in a process or relationship. ” The critical difference is that the process is not as formal as litigation or arbitration. Also, it is not an adversarial process; this means that there is no “judge” or arbitrator (in […]

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What are the rights of Employees and Support Staff who work for Essential Services Providers during #COVID-19 lockdown?

As a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown implemented this past week the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (hereinafter referred to as “Zuma”) published the Government Gazette Regulations No. 11062 (hereinafter referred to as “the Gazette”) on 25th March 2020  which has amended the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 […]

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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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Short Time Work as an alternative to Retrenchment during the #COVID-19 pandemic

Many Employers, despite the sudden economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do not wish to retrench their Employees due to various reasons, inclusive but not limited to; Employees working for the Employer for years if not decades, loyal and hardworking Employees and Employees who have families to financially support as well as other financial […]

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