May 26, 2020

The professional gravity of personal social media use

In the Edcon Ltd case, an employee was dismissed for making a racist comment on Facebook. The employee had posted a message on Facebook referring to the government as […]
April 30, 2019

Can i be fairly dismissed for ill health or injury?

Recently you’ve become ill which has forced you to stay absent from the workplace for more days than you’re allowed to in terms of company policy. […]
April 30, 2019

Paternity leave for men

From January 2019, working South African men are entitled to 10 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. The Labour Amendment Act also […]
January 9, 2019

Can I bring my attorney with to an internal disciplinary hearing?

According to item 4 of the Code of Good Practice (“the code”), the definition of dismissal contained in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) […]
September 18, 2018

What are the limitations in respect of the deductions on my salary?

A client poses a question to their attorney: My employment contract makes provision for deductions from my salary and now my employer wants to deduct money. […]
April 12, 2018

Minimum wage increase

The Department of Labour released a media statement notifying trade unions about the wage increase. Once it becomes enacted as a law, no employee may be […]
February 16, 2018

Am I still protected without an employment contract?

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]
January 25, 2018

Awaiting your salary

What are your rights as an employee if your employer has not paid you? Under some circumstances, your salary notification might pop in 2 days after […]
January 25, 2018

Is Uber legal?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in […]