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Can an employer unilaterally impose short time on employees in circumstances of financial distress?

Can an employer unilaterally impose short time on employees in circumstances of financial distress? 

7th October 2015 Can an employer experiencing financial difficulty unilaterally implement short time after consulting with its employees? 

Is an employee on a fixed term contract entitled to a 13th cheque?

Is an employee on a fixed term contract entitled to a 13th cheque?

17th September 2015 ISSUE Whether an employee employed on a fixed term contract is entitled to be paid a 13th cheque where his contract does not provide for one but... 

Re-evaluating the effects of a reinstatement order

Re-evaluating the effects of a reinstatement order

15th September 2015 ISSUE When an arbitration award ordering reinstatement is taken on review it may take several months or years for the review to be decided.  In the... 

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Employment Services Act

Employment Services Act

14th September 2015 The Employment Services Act No. 4 of 2014 (“the Act“) comes into operation as from 9 August 2015. The purpose of the Act is, inter alia, to‑ 

Labour brokers and their clients are both employers of assigned employees in all respects

Labour brokers and their clients are both employers of assigned employees in all respects

11th September 2015 INTRODUCTION Earlier in 2015 the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (“LRA“) was amended.  The amendments sought to provide additional protection to... 

The advent of a personality crisis: A discussion of Kilburn v Tuning Fork (Pty) Ltd

The advent of a personality crisis: A discussion of Kilburn v Tuning Fork (Pty) Ltd

8th September 2015 All humans are legal persons, meaning that they have the capacity to acquire legal rights and incur legal duties. Legal personality is not only... 

Your secrets to be kept or not?

Your secrets to be kept or not?

7th September 2015 In a recent decision handed down by the Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal“) in the long running cartel investigation involving, amongst others,... 

Fixed-term employees and TES as a consideration in merger notifications

Fixed-term employees and TES as a consideration in merger notifications

4th September 2015 On 23 January 2015, the Competition Commission (“Commission“) published Draft Guidelines (“draft Guidelines“) on the assessment of public interest... 

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