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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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Principles that could serve as guidelines to determine disputes about promotion

Introduction Promotion is an essential characteristic of the employment relationship, and it involves the process of advancing an employee from position to another position or job that may have a higher salary range, a higher status or job title and often to more responsibility in the workplace. A promotion is often viewed as desirable by […]

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Effect of the Restraint of Trade in Your Employment Contract

Introduction The provision for restraint of trade clauses may seem simple and employees may be tempted to agree to it when newly employed. However, the effect of the clause is far-reaching and employees must be aware that they are presumed to be familiar with the effect of the clause. Generally, restraint of trade clauses restrict […]

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Curbing Abuse of the Sick Leave System

Introduction It is no secret that the abuse of the Sick Leave System by Employees has had devastating economic effects and management challenges on companies. Without Employees being present at work, many businesses cannot function, and in those instances, Employers run at a loss. Employees might be under the impression that in instances where they […]

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