June 9, 2016

Baby Boomers: At what age must you retire?

Employers need to be particularly on their guard for cases in which a workplace dismissal is automatically unfair.  Our courts take a particularly dim view of […]
December 7, 2016

Domestic workers’ wages up 1 December

This year’s new minimum wages for all domestic workers are set out in the table at the end of this article. Who is covered? All domestic […]
March 6, 2017

Employers and employees: Don’t tolerate workplace racism

“There are many bridges yet to be crossed in our journey from crude and legalised racism to a new order where social cohesion, equality and the […]
September 12, 2019

What is poor work performance? A case of missed sales targets

“…the employer has a duty to investigate all possible alternatives short of dismissal, and this duty accords with the onus of proving the fairness of the […]
September 18, 2019

Employer vs employee: Can you use evidence obtained under threat of prosecution?

“… you are going to be a very sorry man you (sic) probably going to sit in jail tonight” (a “dirty dozen threat” quoted in the […]
September 30, 2019

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 […]
November 21, 2019

Employees on probation: Can you dismiss for poor performance?

“… arbitrators should hesitate to interfere with employer’s decisions on whether probationary employees have attained the required performance standard, or with the standards themselves” (extract from […]
February 17, 2020

Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

It has taken over a year of confusion and delay around when new changes will be implemented, but finally your extended rights to parental leave and […]
June 19, 2020

Directors: Reckless Trading and Personal Liability in the Time of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing economic fallout have left many businesses struggling with cash flow and even viability challenges. The result is that an increasing […]
June 19, 2020

Unemployed, Can’t Pay Bond and Credit Instalments? “Credit Life Insurance” May Save You

If you are one of the many employees retrenched or put on short pay or unpaid leave as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown, […]
July 13, 2020

Our Brave New World: Using Zoom for Retrenchment Consultations

The COVID-19 pandemic will doubtless lead to many new developments on the legal front. For example, with widespread employee retrenchment now an unfortunate reality in our […]