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The detrimental impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the nationwide lockdown has forced many employers to consider retrenchment in order to stay afloat.
ENSafrica
The much-anticipated Alert Level 3 Lockdown Regulations, issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 were gazetted yesterday, Thursday, 28 May 2020.
ENSafrica
South African case law is replete with decisions where employees claim that they were unfairly dismissed because their employer failed to renew their fixed-term contracts.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Employers and Employees seeking to resolve disputes are aware of the option of referring such disputes to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).
ENSafrica
On 16 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued a notice which amended several material aspects of the lockdown regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.
ENSafrica
He argued that this constituted an automatically unfair dismissal in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.
ENSafrica
Economists predict that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will lead to retrenchments on an unprecedented scale on the back of an already weak economy.
ENSafrica
A new dawn has come in the world of employment where many South African employees are required to work from home as a measure to curb the rapid spread of the new life threatening...
ENSafrica
On 5 March 2020, the first case of novel Coronavirus Disease of 2019 ("COVID-19"), was confirmed in South Africa. Prior to, and with the advent of the various regulations...
Schoemanlaw Inc.
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...
ENSafrica
On 25 March 2020, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration ("CCMA") published a statement on its website, in which it provided some much-needed clarity on the options available to employees...
Fasken
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (‘WHO'), declared Covid-19 a global pandemic.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Disputes relating to promotional disputes are covered by unfair labour practices as defined in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (as amended) ("the Act"). Section 186(2) of the Act sets out the ...
ENSafrica
In a press release today, 17 March 2020, the Department of Employment and Labour (the "Department") appealed to employers to use the prescriptions
ENSafrica
The economic climate in which many South African firms operate has meant that dismissals for operational requirements have become an inescapable concern.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
The Department of Employment and Labour has published a Directive on COVID-19 and implications on the leave provisions as set out in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 as well as a new Government Gazette ...
Fasken
The Compensation Commissioner has issued the Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) to clarify the position of the Compensation Fund with regards to occupationally-acquired Covid-19.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Constructive Dismissal is defined in Section 186 of the Labour Relations Act ("the Act") which sets out the meaning of dismissal in terms of the Act.
ENSafrica
In light of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech on the country's response to the Coronavirus last night, there are a number of new questions that we anticipate will be plaguing employers.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
A contagious disease known as Coronavirus or COVID-19 ("the Virus") was first detected in China in December 2019 and has since regrettably spread worldwide. The World Health Organization ("the WHO")
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