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Medics scarce-skills allowances challenged in ConCourt

The Western Cape Department of Health has appealed to the Constitutional Court to overturn a Labour Court victory of 50 doctors that forced the department to pay them R28m in backdated scarce-skills allowances, says a Cape Argus report.

More white teachers a step too far, judge rules

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 September 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Education Law #Employment and Labour Law
Two Northern Cape primary schools where 95% of the staff members are white have lost a court bid to fill vacancies with more white teachers. Kathu Primary, in the province’s ‘iron ore capital’, and Seodin Primary, in Kuruman, went to the High Court in Kimberley when the provincial head of education refused to rubber stamp the appointments of three white men.

SANParks employees planning to strike over pay

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 13 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management, says a News24 report.

Lawyer cautions EWN not to 'overreact'

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 12 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
EWN journalist Barry Bateman would have to be charged according to the broadcaster’s disciplinary code if it took action against him after being caught on camera calling EFF leader Julius Malema 'a poes', a labour lawyer said yesterday, according to Times Select.

Labour lawyer shortage costing state millions

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
Gauteng’s Health Department says a shortage of labour lawyers in its offices has resulted in the government paying millions in salaries to many suspended officials.

Ex-employee claims 'career sabotaged' by clothing giant

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Entrepreneur Judy Shifren is suing clothing giant Edcon over what she claims was an attempt to sabotage her career. But the company has described her as a ‘disgruntled employee’ who left on bad terms, according to a Times Select report.

Moyo wants insurer declared in breach of Constitution

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Axed Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed yet another urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) asking it to declare the insurer in breach of the Constitution because it fired him again while it was still waiting for a judge to decide on the legality of his first dismissal.

State to force companies to deal with transformation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Employment and Labour Law
Frustrated by the slow pace of workplace transformation, the government says it will invoke a section in labour legislation that will make it compulsory for companies to have a compliance certificate to do business with it.

Chartered accountant declared delinquent director twice

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 26 August 2019
Tags: #Company Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A chartered accountant has found himself on the wrong side of the law because of questionable ethics and conduct. Phumlani Zwane’s protracted legal fight with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has been brought to an end by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), which has declared him a delinquent director twice over, says a Daily Maverick report.

Peter Moyo served with termination notice again

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 23 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Peter Moyo has been issued with another notice terminating his employment, according to Old Mutual, which is under pressure from shareholders to end the dispute with the former CEO.

Court orders Denel to pay staff benefits

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
State-owned arms utility Denel was ordered yesterday by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from staff members' salaries. Fin24 says the ruling comes after an urgent application from union Solidarity which sought to compel the company to do so.

Eskom gives Molefe a week to repay R10m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 19 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has confirmed its lawyers have instructed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to return more than R10m he received from the fund, and he may need to pay up as soon as next week, notes a Fin24 report.

Eskom managers litigating for fatter packages

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 05 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Cash-hungry Eskom managers are not helping the cause of the beleaguered power utility, notes Legalbrief. According to Rapport, thousands of Eskom managers are litigating against their employer for larger salaries and bonuses.

Old Mutual legal stand-off with CEO drags on

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 01 August 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Confusion clouds the stand-off between Old Mutual and its unwanted CEO Peter Moyo, observes Legalbrief. The company claims he has to stay at home while it appeals the judgment that reinstated him. However, his lawyer was adamant he could return to work.

Banana producer seeks R318m damages from police, union

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
One of SA’s largest banana producers has claimed R318m damages from the police and a trade union for alleged looting and vandalism during protests while the police looked on, Netwerk24 reports.

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