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Copyright Amendment Bill

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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Labour law false allegations

Labour brokers and temporary employment services: what are they?

Introduction It has long been common practice for employers to make use of so-called employment agencies or temporary employment services (“TES”). Typically, this is where an employer would approach a third party to supply temporary or short-term employees for a specific period or project. This article will explore the relationships between the various parties in […]

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Demotion in the Workplace: What you need to know

Introduction                                                  Often times Employers set targets for Employees in order to monitor their performance. When an Employee continuously does not meet his/her target, the Employer has to intervene and assess why […]

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Class Action

Insubordination in the Workplace: What you need to know

Introduction It is a well-established principle, that employees must obey the lawful and reasonable instructions of their respective employers. Refusal to follow such instructions may constitute insubordination. While in some cases insubordination may constitute misconduct, the scope and role of insubordination can sometimes be unclear. What is insubordination As a starting point, a distinction must […]

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Probation

Probation

Introduction When an Employer considers hiring a new Employee, the Employer will always be concerned if the said Employee will be the right fit for the business. To help gain peace of mind, a period of Probation can be utilised to legally ‘test the waters.’ Probation can be best described as a trial period during […]

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