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Municipal manager's 'golden handshake' slammed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
The Ugu District Municipality's decision to terminate the employment of municipal manager Dhanpalan Naidoo has been slammed by opposition parties which did not agree with how the matter was handled.

Butcher fired for not obeying Covid-19 rules

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Stuurman Mogotsi – an assistant butchery manager at processed meat manufacturer Eskort, who went to work after testing positive for Covid-19 and even hugged a colleague who suffered from comorbidities – was dismissed fairly.

Woman awarded nearly R4m for workplace sexual assault

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
It took a Jansenville woman employed in the former Ikwezi local municipality more than a decade to secure justice for the sexual assault perpetrated on her by her immediate boss, corporate services manager Xola Jack, in November 2009.

Now Mazzone's qualifications questioned

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone's qualifications has come under scrutiny following the suspension of the party's Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela amid claims that he lied about his Bcom degree.

Eskom wins opening skirmish in Econ Oil dispute

By Daily News Published on Friday, 16 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Eskom won some relief in its battle to set aside a R14bn contract with fuel oil suppliers including Econ Oil yesterday when the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) suspended an earlier arbitration award that had been made in Econ’s favour.

Clerk allegedly fired for spurning advances

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A financial clerk who alleges she was fired after spurning sexual advances by her manager at the embattled state-owned Northwest Transport Investment (NTI) is demanding reinstatement.

621 lose jobs in SABC shake-up

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
The SABC is retrenching 621 employees in a major shake-up as part of the cash-strapped broadcaster’s turnaround process.

CCMA being run from Internet café

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law
The R500m budget cut at the CCMA has plunged the statutory body into crisis, says a Business Day report. The Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) has claimed the budget cuts have decreased the CCMA’s capacity to deliver basic services.

Minister reveals massive Ters fraud by employers

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 March 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Employment and Labour Law
Employers who made fraudulent claims under the Covid-19 wage protection scheme have refunded slightly more than R2bn to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), Employment & Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi told Parliament yesterday, notes Business Day.

Ruling upholds restraint of trade agreement

By Daily News Published on Monday, 15 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Three companies that manufacture and market lubricants and other specialist chemicals have managed to stop former employees from contravening restraint of trade agreements for 14 months from the time they resigned.

Unfair dismissal case before the CCMA nine times

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A protracted battle is playing out between 22 dismissed employees and their employer, a teaching council, at the CCMA. The matter between the employees and the SA Council for Education (Sace) has been before the CCMA nine times since 2019.

Uber class action could shape gig economy

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 March 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A planned class action involving as many as 20 000 Uber drivers in SA may lead to changes for the gig economy as a whole beyond e-hailing, law firm Webber Wentzel says.

I don't owe Sassa a cent – Bathabile Dlamini

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says she does not owe the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) a cent and has labelled its court case against her an attempt to settle political scores, notes a Sunday Times Daily report.

Court declares removal of Prasa trio unlawful

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Labour Court in Johannesburg has declared the termination of employment of three Prasa executives unlawful, reports Fin24. They are former chief operating officer Nkosinathi Khena, former executive for risk and legal compliance Onica Ngoye and former Autopax CEO Tiro Holele.

Can Employees Resign to Dodge Disciplinary Hearings?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
It’s an age-old workplace dodge – threatened with a disciplinary hearing and fearing a guilty verdict, an employee resigns with immediate effect and walks out the door with a defiant “Well that’s it, you just lost your right to discipline me. See you around, loser”.

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