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30 July 2016
Legal Briefs
 
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27 Jul 2016
 
 
Is relief from planned carbon taxes and increased carbon trading opportunities on the cards?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Carbon taxes are anticipated to come into operation by early 2017 and will have significant financial implications for companies. Draft Regulations on Carbon Offsets were published by Treasury on...
 
 
26 Jul 2016
 
Good news for employers: increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury (Treasury) released the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2016 (TLAB). The TLAB aims to give effect to the various tax proposals announced in the 2016...
 
 
25 Jul 2016
 
Where there’s smoke there’s fire (and carbon tax) – National Treasury releases the Draft Regulations: Carbon Offsets
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
In November 2015, the Draft Carbon Tax Bill (Draft Bill) was published by National Treasury, setting out the framework within which carbon tax would be levied. We reported on the main tenets of the...
 
 
20 Jul 2016
 
Large scale retrenchments: different routes for different challenges
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA) enumerates the rules applicable in large scale retrenchments. Employees who are retrenched in terms of a retrenchment process pursuant...
 
 
07 Jul 2016
 
A cautionary tale for all financial service providers
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
A warning has been sounded to all financial service providers (FSPs) to behave responsibly when taking steps to remove a representative from the register. In the case Reynecke v Odinfin (Pty) Ltd...
 
 
04 Jul 2016
 
Collective insubordination can constitute a strike
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The issue of unconventional strikes and ultimata were recently considered by the Labour Appeal Court in the case of Jackson Mndebele and Others v Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd (case no JA57/12)....
 
 
01 Jul 2016
 
AB InBev merger conditions
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Although it is somewhat unusual for the Tribunal to adjust agreed conditions, the Tribunal is required to exercise its inquisitorial powers to interrogate whether conditions are rational and...
 
 
29 Jun 2016
 
When political demands and strikers’ demands collide
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Where a political party intervenes in a strike, any concerns which the employer has must be raised with the political party and not with the trade unions or employees. The issue of who is...
 
 
 
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