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Dismissal for not wearing Covid-19 mask ‘unfair’

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 April 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
A dismissal should not be an expression of moral outrage or an act of vengeance, but rather a sensible operational response to risk management in the enterprise, the Johannesburg Labour Court said in a case where a worker was fired at the height of Covid-19 for not wearing his mask.

Ster-Kinekor to lay off 236 workers

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 18 April 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Just two years after exiting business rescue, Ster-Kinekor has announced plans to lay off 236 employees and close up to nine of its cinemas in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape.

Municipality spends R55m on R700k dispute

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Gauteng’s Emfuleni Local Municipality has allegedly spent more than R55m on four law firms in a futile labour dispute with an employee, which has lasted over five years.

No trade secrets, so restraint claims dismissed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
G4S Security Solutions has lost a Johannesburg Labour Court application seeking to have one of its former managers barred from working for a competitor.

Sky-high legal fees for director’s disciplinary hearing

By Daily News Published on Sunday, 10 March 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The City of Cape Town has hired top lawyers for the disciplinary hearing against the suspended executive director responsible for waste management, Luzuko Mdunyelwa, including two senior counsel and a senior attorney.

Alleged irregular Transnet salary hikes under scrutiny

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Alleged illegal salary package increments and irregular appointments at the behest of senior managers are under scrutiny at the crisis-plagued Transnet, reports The Citizen.

Probe unearths flaws in university execs' high pay

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
An inquiry by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) into the remuneration of university vice-chancellors has laid bare weaknesses in how the institutions remunerate their executives, warning that pay is often not linked to performance.

Fake qualifications scar Summit Africa boss

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
A prominent investment company – which manages R1.6bn in assets from Telkom and some municipal pension funds, as well as Alexforbes and a UK Government financier – has been rocked by a fake qualification controversy, says a Fin24 report.

Former top policeman's arbitration hearing deemed 'unfair'

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A judgment delivered in the Labour Court in Cape Town this week found former policeman Jeremy Vearey, a major-general who was fired from the service in 2021, ostensibly for using the words ‘moer hulle’ on social media, was the subject of an unfair arbitration hearing following his dismissal.

Legal threat over SABC’s plans to cut rerun fees

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Science & Technology Law
The SABC now wants to stop paying fees for rebroadcasts which will deprive thousands of actors and writers of income from reruns.

Judge upholds employee's claim of constructive dismissal

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 25 January 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
An application by WesBank to review and set aside an arbitration award that found it guilty of unfairly dismissing a long-serving employee by making his continued employment intolerable has been dismissed by the Labour Court in Cape Town.

Leoka fired by President's council as woes pile up

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
President Cyril Ramaphosa has axed disgraced economist Thabi Leoka from his Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

VAT liability issues raised in EU case

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Tax Law
It has been compulsory since 2017 for non-executive directors in SA to register for VAT once their fees exceed the R1m threshold.

Half of Post Office jobs on the line

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Up to 6 000 SA Post Office (Sapo) workers – more than half the current workforce – could lose their jobs by the end of March.

The perils of moonlighting

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 December 2023
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
The current state of the SA economy has created the need for many people to find ways to earn an extra income. Some people opt to take a second job or a ‘side hustle’.

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