Labour Tenant Claims
We have received numerous requests from clients to assist in opposing labour tenant claims made against their properties. Many such claims in terms of sections 16 and 17 of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, 1996 (Act No. 3 of 1996), have been recently been served, and will no doubt still be served by the Department […]
The Expropriation Bill 2015
The controversial Expropriation Bill, 2015, is set to replace the previous Expropriation Bill, 2013, and many feel it is just as unconstitutional.
Prescription Of Debt
Prescription is a term used to indicate that the time period to institute legal proceedings against a debtor has lapsed. It is thus not a legal term that should be easily ignored, as having your claim prescribe might mean the end of the road for any legal proceedings against a debtor.
Retrenchment – Get It Right Or Pay The Price
SA’s economic turbulence has resulted in retrenchments becoming a common practice. Of late, Telkom retrenched over 1000 employees as part of its restructuring exercise. The onus is on the Employer to ensure that it follows the operational requirements for a fair dismissal in terms of a retrenchment. The Employer must provide a legitimate and lawful […]
What To Do About An Employee Who Is Incompetent
What happens when an employer can see that an employee is failing to attain the standard of performance required of them in his/her job?
Fixed Term & Fixed Purpose Employment Contracts
A Fixed Term Employment Contract has a very specific time period, which dates are known to the employee. This contract is necessary when an employer wishes to employ someone for a specific time period only (for example where an employer needs to employ a temporary employee whilst an employee is on maternity leave or off […]
The Benefits of Debt Collection On a Contingency Basis
When customers do not pay on time it seriously affects the cash flow of a business. Accordingly, when cash flow has been affected, it is difficult to rationalise paying a law firm to assist with the collection of the debt. This is a typical business Catch 22 situation.
How will the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act affect you?
On 30 June 2014, President Zuma signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law. This now re-opens the lodgement of restitution claims for a period of five years – from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.
Are you concerned about the new Land Restitution Bill?
On Tuesday, 25 February 2014, the restitution of lands rights amendment bill was passed. This bill sets a new deadline for land claims to 31 December 2018, which was previously 31 December 1998.
NEWSFLASH – New Minimum Wage for Farm workers effective 1 March, 2014
In terms of the Sectoral Determination for farmworkers, the new minimum wage will be as follows: