Author archive for Chante Hobbs

  • Maternity leave and failed pregnancies – what does the law say?

    Although this is a sensitive topic, it is one that occurs regularly and is often handled wrong because of the…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • How to handle broken goods according to the CPA

    It often happens that, after purchasing an item, we discover that it is broken. Our first reaction is to return…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Reach your BEE Targets before the Financial Year End

    Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs) and Generic Entities should ensure that all targets are met on Skills, Supplier and- Enterprise Development…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Think like a lawyer: ask yourself these 5 questions when handling misconduct

    Whenever you need to take disciplinary action against an employee for alleged misconduct there are 5 important factors you (the…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Fixed term agreements – know your rights

    The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has had a great impact on fixed term agreements in South Africa. Suppliers can no…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Negligence vs gross negligence

    What is ordinary negligence? What is gross negligence? Is negligence a disciplinary offence? When is dismissal for negligence justifiable? If…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • How to transfer your business the right way

    Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), 1995 deals with transferring a business from one employer to another employer…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • What is the BEE Commission?

    As a result of fronting among business owners in all industries, the establishment of a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Expired or lapsed warnings when applying progressive discipline

    The South African Labour author John Grogan states that employees have an obligation to provide the employer with their labour,…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • All Sector Codes except for Transport aligned with the amended Codes Of Good Practice

    It will be fair to say that 2018 started with much more certainty than 2017 did. At the same time…

    by Chante Hobbs