Circular 4/2021

Circular 4/2021

COVID – 19 LOCKDOWN: DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES WHO REFUSE TO CARRY OUT THE EMPLOYERS LAWFUL AND REASONABLE INSTRUCTION TO RETURN TO WORK UNDER THE LOCKDOWN – SUBSTANTIVELY FAIR EMPLOYEES NOT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO MITIGATE AGAINST SANCTION – PROCEDURALLY UNFAIR....
Circular 3/2021

Circular 3/2021

THE NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLD AND NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (NMW) FOR SOUTH AFRICA On Monday, 8 February 2021, the Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, published a gazette detailing the NMW for South Africa, which will come into effect as from 1 March 2021. This means that for...
Circular 3/2021

Circular 2/2021

CAN AN EMPLOYER DISCIPLINE AN EMPLOYEE, DURING THE NOTICE PERIOD, FOR MISCONDUCT? It is trite that a resignation is a unilateral act by the employee and does not need the employer’s acceptance, however, in the most recent judgment in this regard, it has been...
Circular 4/2021

Circular 1/2021

LOCKDOWN LEVEL 3 REVISITED: EMPLOYERS’ DO’S AND DON’TS In an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, during the so called “second wave” of infections, on 28 December 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a move to adjusted Alert Level 3, which came into effect...
Circular 4/2021

Circular 4/2020

COVID-19: BUSINESS UNUSUAL: ALERT LEVEL 4 7 weeks into the unprecedented decision to declare a national state of disaster to curb the spread of Covid-19, the frustration of businesses and ordinary people are beginning to set in. Whilst most people welcome the lock...
Circular 4/2021

Circular 3/2020

COVID-19: THE UPLIFTMENT OF SOME RESTRICTIONS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR EMPLOYERS? As uplifting as it may be that government has decided to uplift restrictions of the lock down, there is little to be excited about. Firstly, the lock down remains very much in place....