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Are Restraint of Trade Clauses Enforceable during #COVID-19?

The enforceability of restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts has always been a hot topic of debate in law. However, what once was a stringent clause to be abided by the Employee when the employment relationship terminated for whatsoever reason has now been raised by many Employers and Employees during the nationwide lockdown due […]

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Updated Directions Issued for Access to Justice Under Level 3

On 2 June 2020 the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Ozzy Lamola updated the directives regarding access to the justice service points under Lockdown Alert Level 3. Below is a summary of some of the important points to take note of, if you require access to the courts and related services. Permitted […]

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Domestic Workers are able to return to Work on level 3 – Here’s What Employers need to know!

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel as well as the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, have both clarified a long standing question for South Africans during the lockdown, being, when will Domestic Workers be able to return to work? Both Ministers have advised in their respective briefings to the media last […]

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Employers and Employees must be #COVID-19 health and safety compliant under level 4 of the #lockdown

Since the nationwide lockdown was implemented and subsequently extended, South African Employers and Employees, save for those categorized as Essential Services, have been unable to attend at their workplaces to continue trading and rendering services. After approximately 6 weeks, the South African Government commenced implementing a gradual uplifting of the lockdown known as level 4 […]

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Mitigating the Financial Impact of #Covid-19 and the Nationwide #Lockdown on Employers and Employees

When the initial 21-day nationwide lock down was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in March 2020, the financial impact on South African Employers and Employees at that stage had not yet been evident to the extent that it is now as we enter the final days of what seemed to be the never ending month […]

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