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Labour Law in a Nutshell COVID-19

LABOUR LAW IN A NUTSHELL  COVID 19 LEAVE: What leave options can an employer consider if business is suffering or closing shop temporarily?  Purpose          The purpose of this Special Nutshell to clarify the legal position concerning employee leave options during the Covid-19 virus pandemic.      Legal Duties          An employer must comply with three primary […]

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Patrick Deale on Cape Talk: Does Falsifying or Misrepresenting One’s Qualifications Amount to Fraud?

Chief Operations Officer at SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, was revealed by the Public Protector to have lied about having a matric. Does falsifying or misrepresenting your professional qualification amount to fraud? Is it grounds for immediate dismissal? To answer the question and comment from the labour and employment law perspective, Patrick Deale joins Kiemo Cummings on […]

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Patrick Deale on Radio 702: What the Law Says About KPMG Severance Packages

What does the law say about the KPMG severance packages paid to its top executives? Are they golden handshakes? Labour law expert Patrick Deale joins Ray White on The Midday Report on Radio 702, sharing the labour and employment law perspective on the matter. Interview Source: https://omny.fm/shows/the-midday-report/patrick-deale Transcription   Ray White (Radio 702): Well, staying […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell February 2020

PROMOTION: When would a failure to promote an employee be unfair? The LAC considered such a case in the Department of Rural Development[1]. A manager referred to as “M” had been doing the job in an acting capacity for 4 years. The qualification requirement for the post was advertised in 2011 as ‘B.Sc Agriculture or […]

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Patrick Deale on CapeTalk: Former Eskom CEO Has Turned to the Courts to Fight His Dismissal

The former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, fights his dismissal via the Labour Court. Patrick Deale from Deale Attorneys joins the Afternoon Drive with John Maytham on CapeTalk, sharing his expert labour and commercial law perspective on the situation. Interview Source: https://omny.fm/shows/the-john-maytham-show/former-eskom-ceo-has-turned-to-the-courts-to-fight Transcription   John Maytham (CapeTalk): If you just joined us in the last minute […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) South Africa

Solving business conflict through court litigation has always been a traditionally time-consuming, costly, and stressful endeavour. Fortunately, disputes can still be settled formally without undergoing the expense of a trial. Our experts at Deale Attorneys always consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as the first possible step in any dispute and conflict resolution scenario. An appealing […]

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Labour Law in a Nutshell January 2020

POWER HUNGRY UNIONS: How does the Labour Court deal with unions who ignore the rules of orderly labour relations? We have a problem. The problem is that the rules of engagement are too often simply abandoned when some unions don’t get their way. And anarchy quickly follows. A tragic example is what happened at Fort […]

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SAIOSH CEO draws the wrath of Safety Bodies

Durban – Neels Nortjé, CEO of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health have caused a major upset among professional bodies representing practitioners in the Safety field. In a Media Announcement circulated to around 14 000 recipients, Nortjé warned safety practitioners to beware of bogus safety bodies and offered some rather questionable advice […]