Labour Law

September 7, 2021

Resigning with immediate effect, or not?

Employees often consider to immediately terminate their employment relationship due to a new opportunity arising or to avoid responsibility when faced with disciplinary procedures. Employment relationships are governed by an […]
September 7, 2021

Must employees disclose their vaccination status?

While employers cannot force their employees to be vaccinated, there are various grounds for dismissing employees who object, provided that the employer has conducted a thorough risk assessment to determine the need for vaccination. […]
August 17, 2021

What are fair grounds for dismissal regarding off-duty misconduct?

With looting and violence severely impacting certain parts of South Africa in June 2021, many businesses are facing great challenges on various fronts. In light of the recent civil […]
May 13, 2021

Employee error and the value of quick decisive action

Many employers often decide to leave disciplinary matters for a later date and/or overlook matters of concern to avoid conflict. However, when handled well, conflict can have […]
May 13, 2021

Decriminalisation of cannabis and the workplace

The personal use of cannabis has been decriminalised in South Africa by the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince 2018 (10) […]
March 10, 2021

Drafting employment contracts for ad hoc activities

It often happens that employers give instructions to employees that do not form part of their usual routine. This article will briefly discuss whether employees are obliged to execute all instructions […]
October 12, 2020

Do I still have to pay my employees’ salaries?

Many employers were left in the dark after the President of the Republic of South Africa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster […]
October 7, 2020

Unfairly dismissed reinstated employee v permanent replacement employee

Reinstatement in terms of the s 193(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) According to s193(2) of the LRA, if it is found […]
April 24, 2020

What happens when my employer goes bankrupt?

In the light of the grave impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has on the global economy and the brutal reality that businesses and companies might not […]
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