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27 February 2017
Legal Briefs
 
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27 Feb 2017
 
 
Employee off for several months due to ill health
SA LABOUR GUIDE
Question: An employee fell ill and was unable to perform his duties as his condition deteriorated day by day. The employer took him to the doctor, who only provided a sick note. The employee...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Arbitration Awards: Stuck in a Time Warp
FASKEN MARTINEAU
The question of whether or not arbitration awards issued by the CCMA and the bargaining councils prescribe three years after they are issued in terms of the Prescription Act, 1969 has given rise to...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Conciliation – Arbitration [Con/Arb]: - ‘A Hybrid Process’
SA LABOUR GUIDE
PREMIER FOODS (PTY) LTD (NELSPRUIT) v COMMISSION FOR CONCILIATION, MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION and GLEN CORMACK N.O. and MAROPENG STEWARD LEKOKOTLA (case no: JR 2103 / 12) (8 November 2016), before...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
What employers need to know about employing foreigners in South Africa
SA LABOUR GUIDE
The employment of foreigners in South Africa is regulated by the Immigration Act 13 of 2002, as amended (“the Immigration Act”). The Immigration Act provides for the admission of foreigners to,...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Protection of animals in light of the Constitution
CULLINAN & ASSOCIATE
In a spearheading judgment the Constitutional Court in National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and others elevated the...
 
 
Automatic termination clauses – fair or unfair?
SA LABOUR GUIDE
Automatic termination clauses have been a contentious issue in employment law for some time. Central to the issue is whether such clauses offend the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
Baker McKenzie South Africa biggest climber in the M&A rankings
BAKER MCKENZIE
Baker McKenzie South Africa has jumped from 16th to 3rd place in the number of announced deals in the Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets M&A Review for Legal Advisers 2016. In 2015, Baker McKenzie...
 
 
Incapacity - when the work does not get done
SA LABOUR GUIDE
Employers are often frustrated by employees who don't seem to cope and who do not pull their weight operationally. This could lead to resentment by co-workers and reputational embarrassment. The...
 
 
 
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