April 26, 2021

Considerations for dismissal based on refusal to be vaccinated

The distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine is seen as a fundamental component to ending the pandemic. However, mandatory vaccinations in the workplace should be treated with caution by all employers. As it […]
January 28, 2020

Have you finally had enough?

Constructive dismissal is defined as a situation in the workplace, created by the employer, that renders the continuation of the employment relationship intolerable to the extent […]
August 7, 2019

Is resigning a get out of jail free card?

The employment relationship is based on the Law of Contract in that a Contract of Employment governs the details of the relationship as is prescribed by […]
August 7, 2019

Have you hired the wrong person for the job?

When a company grows, the number of employees grows too and while this is an exciting venture, the pressure to fill new positions may lead recruiters […]
July 10, 2019

Domestic workers: Now able to claim for injuries on duty

For a long time, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, better known as COIDA, has provided compensation to employees who were injured on duty […]
June 14, 2019

How to deal with retrenchment proactively

Today’s crippling economy has caused retrenchment to become a very real thing faced by many employees all over the world. For companies to be more efficient […]
April 23, 2019

Assertiveness in the workplace

Being assertive in the workplace will not only boost your self-esteem, but will also have a positive impact on your professional career. Every organisation, no matter […]
April 23, 2019

A guide to employee performance reviews

Performance reviews are not only of value for the employer but also for the employee being reviewed. Performance reviews allow both employers and employees an opportunity […]
October 25, 2018

POPI and your payroll

The requirements of the POPI Act stipulates that an entity is required to take reasonable measures of a technical, as well as organisational nature, to ensure […]
June 4, 2018

Am I still protected without an employment contract?

This article looks at the continued relevancy of the employment contract in legal practice today. In 2014, the legislator amended section 186(1)(a) of the Labour Relations […]
April 3, 2018

Minimum wage increase

The Department of Labour released a media statement notifying trade unions about the wage increase. Once it is enacted into law, no employee may be paid […]
February 16, 2018

Employers: Poor performance dismissal could backfire

It is reasonable to want to dismiss an employee for not performing on the job, or failing to meet a specific target. However, Employer’s should ensure […]
January 8, 2018

The 10 steps when taking a dispute to the CCMA

If you have a dispute with your employer, you may want to ask the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) to conciliate or even arbitrate […]
November 6, 2017

What is considered sexual harassment in the workplace?

Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. The unwanted nature of sexual harassment distinguishes it from behaviour that is welcome and mutual. According to […]
October 23, 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT LINE CAN’T I CROSS AS AN EMPLOYEE?

There are cases of employees posting sensitive or disrespectful information and messages about their employers online. This might seem like an innocent joke with the people […]