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28 March 2015
Legal Briefs
 
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25 Mar 2015
 
 
Emphasising the duties and functions of commissioners
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Can one review a decision of a commissioner who fails to provide cogent reasons for his decision? In the recent decision of The Workforce Group v CCMA & Others (unreported case number JR30688/11...
 
 
24 Mar 2015
 
Have employees who wish to use traditional healer certificates for sick leave been thrown a bone?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Employees have not been permitted to provide traditional healers' certificates as proof of incapacity after a period of absenteeism from the workplace. This is due to the lack of an established...
 
 
20 Mar 2015
 
Legal firm hosts Human Rights Day workshop
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
To commemorate Human Rights Day, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Pro Bono and Human Right's Practice will tomorrow, 21 March 2015, in conjunction with Conhilledu, be hosting a human rights workshop at...
 
 
17 Mar 2015
 
Can you hear the whistle?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Whistleblowing is defined as raising a concern about wrongdoing within an organisation. The Protected Disclosures Act, No 26 of 2000 (PDA) was enacted to protect whistle-blowers and to help combat...
 
 
16 Mar 2015
 
Chambers Global Guide 2015 rankings released today
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Chambers Global Guide 2015 rankings have been released and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has once again featured strongly in the South African rankings. Notably, the firm's Corporate/ M&A  practice has...
 
 
12 Mar 2015
 
Edcon v Karin Steenkamp and others: The interpretation of Section 189A
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 3 March 2015, the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) ruled that the Court's prior interpretation of the validity of termination notices that are issued in violation of s189A(8) of the Labour Relations...
 
 
11 Mar 2015
 
Retrenchments: With whom must an employer consult?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
When an employer contemplates retrenching one or more of its employees it is obliged in terms of s189(1) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA) to consult with: any person whom the employer...
 
 
10 Mar 2015
 
Incapacity: Investigating all possible alternatives: How far must the employer go?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Employers are often faced with the situation where an employee can no longer fulfil their prescribed duties due to incapacity. The question then becomes whether or not such an employee can be...
 
 
 
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