Labour

  • The employers guide to: Discovery during disciplinary hearings

    It is common cause that the employer, as a general rule, does not have a duty to discover certain documents…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Misconduct during a disciplinary hearing – what now?

    Can an employee be dismissed for serious misconduct committed during a disciplinary hearing? A case study: The Labour Appeal Court…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Is offering a plea bargain regarded as inconsistent?

    Would it be an inconsistency if the co-perpetrator is given a lesser sentence should the employee testify? Section 3 (6)…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • The importance of having a social media policy in the workplace

    With the explosion of social media, challenging obligations and responsibilities can be created. Employees can express themselves about literally anything,…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Employer’s Guide to WhatsApp groups in the workplace

    WhatsApp became a household brand when the instant messaging platform reached 1.5 billion users worldwide in January 2018. It is…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Employees can’t work because of bad weather? Here’s what to do

    What happens if the weather is of such a nature that the employer’s operational requirements cannot continue or even commence?…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Organisational rights in the workplace

    A registered trade union who seeks organisational rights at the workplace needs to comply with Section 21 of the Labour…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • The employers guide to: Handling employees when you get liquidated

    What happens to employees when a business goes bankrupt? In the normal sphere of the law, a business needs to…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • The Employer’s Test: Employee or Independent Contractor?

    The Employer’s Test: Employee or Independent Contractor? It is important to distinguish between employees and independent contractors because their status…

    by Chante Hobbs
  • Restraint of trade – is it worth the paper it’s written on?

    All employers should consider whether or not to include a restraint of trade in an employment contract. Companies normally include…

    by Chante Hobbs