Business

28
Jul

The Pandemic and Business Interruption Cover – Can You Claim?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News “…it must be asked whether, but for the Covid-19 outbreak, the interruption or interference to the Applicant’s business would have occurred when the Lockdown Regulations were promulgated” (extract from the judgment below) It’s no surprise that our media has been awash with reports on the recent High Court judgment around a restaurant’s business interruption
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28
Jul

Websites of the Month: Why and How to Encourage Whistleblowing in Your Workplace

Our law (in the form of the Protected Disclosures Act) encourages employees to disclose unlawful or irregular conduct in their workplaces without fear of reprisal.  Why encourage it? “3 Reasons Why Whistleblowing is Important for Public and Private Companies” on the Compliance Line website here suggests that employers should actively encourage their employees to “whistleblow” because – “The majority of fraud is

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26
Jun

Directors and Business Rescue in the Time of COVID-19

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Business Law: Directors and Business Rescue in the Time of COVID-19 “A stitch in time saves nine” (wise old proverb) The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have opened up new avenues of profit for some businesses, but they have also subjected many others to the spectre of business failure. Unfortunately we can expect
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26
Jun

POPIA’s Deadline is 30 June 2021 – Ignore the “Fake Headlines” But Start Planning!

At long last the main provisions of POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) have been gazetted, and they will commence on 1 July 2020. That means that the one year transitional period will expire on 30 June 2021.  Don’t panic just yet, and ignore the many “fake headlines” in the media implying that you are at immediate risk of non-compliance,

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26
Jun

Website of the Month: The Mental Battle of Running a Small Business in Lockdown Level 3

“This Too Shall Pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass” (Unknown) Entrepreneurs and the small businesses they run are bearing much of the brunt of our deepening economic woes. Some SMEs have prospered, others have sunk – most of us have just battled on, preparing for and dreaming of happier times to come. In “The

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27
Apr

Your Website of the Month: Lockdown Advice for Entrepreneurs

“The scale of the national COVID-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions – personal, professional, national and international – will reverberate for years to come. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people’s livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus.” At date of

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27
Mar

COVID-19: Small Businesses, Employment Laws, and Survival Support

Article courtesy of Law Dot News COVID-19: Small Businesses, Employment Laws, and Survival Support “The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse” (Andy Gilman) We can only guess at how the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak will end, but let’s all take whatever concrete steps we can right now to lessen its impact
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27
Mar

Website of the Month: COVID-19 – Entrepreneurs and Your Growth Opportunities

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” (Winston Churchill) The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis will, like all crises, eventually give way to economic and societal recovery.  Even before that inevitable upturn actually sets in, entrepreneurs should remember that times of great risk and challenge are also times of great opportunity. So get your team together now and brainstorm what new needs

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26
Feb

POPIA’s One Year Deadline to Start Running on 1 April?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Business Law - POPIA’s One Year Deadline to Starts 1 April? Will the main provisions of POPIA (the Protection of Personal Information Act) really commence on 1 April 2020 as media reports suggest, or is this just another case of Crying Wolf? This time it seems it may be the real thing, with the
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28
Jan

Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Labour Law - Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one” (Psychologist Leo J Burke) It has taken over a year of confusion and delay around when new changes will be implemented, but finally your extended rights to parental leave and
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