Legal Articles and Guides
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ruled that SARS must honour the last leg of a three-year wage deal signed with unions in 2019, which a Business Day report calls setback for one of the entities facing a funding shortfall as the Treasury trawls its coffers to make up for the mismatch between spending and revenue.
The KZN provincial government is asking the Labour Court for a stay of execution after a CCMA ruling, authorising the court Sheriff to seize R10m worth of its assets on behalf of a former employee.
Independent Media, the publisher of The Cape Times, The Star, Isolezwe and The Mercury, has retrenched 128 employees to cut its wage bill, reports Fin24.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana are under pressure to cut the state’s workforce, which has some of the highest paid workers in the world, reports City Press.
A freight company has successfully restrained a former employee and his wife from competing and diverting business away from it.
The Constitutional Court yesterday cast a fresh eye on the issue of whether it is fair to fire employees working beyond their retirement age, notes a Pretoria News report.
There are currently 3 265 disciplinary cases still outstanding in the public service, which has seen SA taxpayers spend nearly R70m in salaries for suspended government workers.
Clocking for overtime that has not been worked can have dire consequences – as a quality assurance poultry meat examiner found out.
Going to work while awaiting the results of his Covid-19 test in July 2020 and allegedly spitting at a nurse cost a tow truck driver dearly after he was fired following a disciplinary hearing and the Gqeberha Labour Court confirmed that his dismissal was fair.
There are growing calls for government to monitor foreign recruitment agencies operating in SA, as more reports emerge of South Africans being stranded abroad after accepting job offers from outside the country.
Axed Public Protector (PP) Busisiwe Mkhwebane has written to the PP’s office seeking a multimillion-rand payout, on the basis that her term was supposed to end this month.
Former Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, having failed in a long, drawn-out battle to exonerate herself from the charges of ‘incompetence’ and ‘misconduct’ that led to her removal from office, now has to save face.
Tiger Brands has lost its application against an earlier finding that it had unfairly dismissed a worker who twice tested positive for alcohol when he reported for duty.
A senior account of the embattled Emfuleni municipality in Gauteng has pocketed more than R3m in salary payments while sitting at home for four years, reports City Press.
Limpopo Health officials have, for the past 17 months, ignored a request to charge a supply chain employee who joined the department when he was facing disciplinary action from his former employer.