Tag: Labour Law

26
Jul

Fired for Off-Duty CBD Oil Use and Cannabis Smoking

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law | Labour Law Fired for Off-Duty CBD Oil Use and Cannabis Smoking “… the [employer], in light of its dangerous environment, is entitled to discipline and dismiss any employee who uses cannabis or is under the influence whilst at work in contravention of its policy. Unfortunately, the Constitutional Court judgement does
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26
May

The “Great Resignation” is Upon Us – Know the Law!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Resignation - Employment and Labour Law The “Great Resignation” is Upon Us – Know the Law! “Signs of the "Great Resignation" are rippling across South Africa” (Business Insider report, 22 April 2022) The global pandemic-induced “Great Resignation” trend is upon us, and both employers and employees need to be aware of how our
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25
Apr

Workplace Harassment: The New Code in a Nutshell

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment and Labour Law Workplace Harassment: The New Code in a Nutshell “The criterion that harassment involves unwanted conduct distinguishes acts of harassment from acceptable conduct in the workplace” (extract from the Code, emphasis added) With effect from 18 March 2022, a new “Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and
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23
Feb

Fired For Moonlighting

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment and Labour Law – Moonlighting Fired for Moonlighting “She failed to disclose these obviously material activities to her employer and was therefore manifestly acting in violation of her duty of good faith to her employer.” (Extract from judgment below) “Moonlighting” is the practice of employees boosting their monthly income with a “side-job”
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23
Feb

Effective 1 March 2022: New Earnings Threshold and National Minimum Wage

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment and Labour Law - National Minimum Wage Effective 1 March 2022: New Earnings Threshold and National Minimum Wage Employers and employees need to keep an eye on the annual increases in both the National Minimum Wage and the Earnings Threshold, summarised below for your convenience. Both are effective from 1 March 2022.
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26
Aug

A Million Rand Warning: Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law & Labour Law Act When Employees Reach Retirement Age “Retirement is for people who don’t like their jobs” (Paul McCartney) Many employees reaching “retirement age” (often set at 60 or 65) are not ready to retire. Perhaps they need to carry on earning an income, often they are fit and healthy
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27
Jul

Employee Looting and Strike Violence: When Is Dismissal Fair?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment Law & Labour Law Employee Looting and Strike Violence: When Is Dismissal Fair? Employee looting and/or violence can take place during strike action or it can occur during non-workplace incidents such as the recent looting and public disorder sprees. In both cases employers need to take action, but with care. Addressing firstly
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27
May

Dismissed: The Butcher Who Went to Work With COVID-19

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Employment & Labour Law Dismissed: The Butcher Who Went to Work With COVID-19 “The facts of this case are indeed extraordinary. They are indicative of the need for more to be done at both the workplace and in our communities, in ensuring that employers, employees, and the general populace are sensitised to the
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25
Apr

Employers: Beware the “Casual Worker” Myth!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News – Employment & Labour Law Employers: Beware the “Casual Worker” Myth! Employees in South Africa enjoy strong protections under a raft of laws such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Equity Act (EEA). Failure to comply with these Acts, whilst perhaps tempting to many
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29
Mar

Can an Employee Who Refuses Vaccination be Fired?

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Labour Law Vaccination Can an Employee Who Refuses Vaccination be Fired? “This virus is unprecedented in our lifetime and requires an unprecedented response” (António Guterres, UN Secretary-General) Most of us will celebrate the day we are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, but here in South Africa as overseas it seems inevitable that a significant
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