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  • Amended Codes of Good Practice: Revised clarification notice

    By in Article, BEE on

    On 15 May 2015 a revised clarification notice of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amended Codes of Good Practice, was reported. This article gives context to some of these issues addressed. How to know when to use the old Codes or the new Codes: The main impact of the Amended Codes is that a company can choose whether they

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  • Employee or independent contractor: How to tell the difference

    By in Article, Labour on

    Employers need to be careful when discerning between employees and independent contractors. Often employers try to disguise an employee as an independent contractor – this article discusses how the Labour Relations Act (LRA) distinguishes between the two entities. The LRA Section 213 provides a statutory definition of who is deemed to be an employee: Any person, excluding an independent contractor,

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  • The consumer’s rights to return goods

    Returns in light of the CPA The introduction of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) 68 of 2008 has brought significant changes to business practice in South Africa. This article discusses the definition and the rights of the consumer when returning goods to the supplier as imposed by Sections 55 and 56 of the CPA. The background to this discussion involves

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  • Pregnancy in the workplace

    By in Article, Labour on

    Pregnancy in the workplace and the rights and obligations that apply to both the employer and employee is an important topic with many aspects to it. Pertinent questions that arise from such a topic are ‘What is the employee entitled too?”, “What are the obligations of the employer?”, “How does an employer avoid discriminating against a pregnant employee?”. The purpose

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