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Legal Requirements for an Engagement Arisha Rajaram Lawful engagement and termination In terms of South African Common Law, an engagement between two persons is deemed to be a contract between two parties to marry each other on a specific date. For an engagement to be legally binding and enforceable, there are certain requirements which must...
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The importance of Non-Disclosure Agreements Nozipho Mvulane Non-disclosure in general A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is a legal document that protects parties’ confidential information. An NDA is an agreement by two or more organisations’ not to give information to others (including third parties) about formal discussions they are having or plans they are making together. It...
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Retrenchments during Covid-19 Arisha Rajaram During these unprecedented times, businesses are struggling to cope with the financial aspects of running a business, and both employers and employees are suffering. One of the major issues that businesses are faced with is whether to retrench employees in order to re-build their business. Avoiding retrenchment Where employers’ businesses...
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Work WhatsApp Groups Nozipho Mvulane Work WhatsApp groups can be a place where teams share work-related updates, what is happening throughout the day if some employees are working offsite and other business-related purposes. However, work WhatsApp Groups can also pose a potential threat to companies. They can expose the company to various risks and liabilities...
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Mutual Separation Agreements Nozipho Mvulane What is a mutual separation agreement Mutual separation agreements are legal and binding in South Africa. They can be entered into before or after a disciplinary enquiry. A mutual separation agreement is a waiver of rights by both parties to enable a “soft exit” of the employee. This may enable...
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You have been suspended, now what Nozipho Mvulane Being suspended from your job can often come as a surprise. Some employees may not always know what to do. We have briefly outlined the steps to a fair suspension and what your options are should you find yourself in a situation of unfair suspension where you...
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TERS benefits during Covid-19 Arisha Rajaram The Department of Labour has issued directives governing the Covid-19 Temporary Employer / Employee Scheme (TERS). Who does TERS apply to? TERS benefits apply to employers who are ‘facing distress” during the lockdown and are unable to pay salaries resulting from the lockdown. In terms of the directives, TERS...
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Parenting plans and why they are important Arisha Rajaram In certain instances, parents or co-holders of parental rights may experience difficulties in exercising their responsibilities and rights over their children. When this happens, parents would need to agree on a parenting plan to regulate the exercise of their responsibilities and rights as a prerequisite before...
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The impact of the Coronavirus on contracts in South Africa Arisha Rajaram In light of the recent Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) case being confirmed in South Africa, there are certain legal implications that this global virus would have should the Coronavirus spread. Performance in terms of the contract One of the main issues that...
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The Coronavirus and your employees Nozipho Mvulane Coronavirus in South Africa The first confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed in South Africa on 5 March 2020. As of the 6 March 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus had approximately: At least 93,000 reported cases globally; and At least 3,100...
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