Labour & Employment Law

April 24, 2018

Is your Restraint of Trade agreement reasonable?

A subject that is shrouded in confusion, however, present in most commercial agreements and employment contracts is the issue of a Restraint of Trade (“ROT”). ROT’s […]
April 24, 2018

Lack of labour law knowledge could put your new business at risk

Contemporary employers and nascent commercial entrepreneurs should take extra care and diligence in familiarising themselves with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 […]
February 25, 2016

CAN I STILL MAKE A CASE OF UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICE IF I HAVE SETTLED?

In this article we will discuss whether, in the face of an agreement between an employer and an employee in terms of which an employee accepts […]
July 28, 2015

WHAT CONSTITUTES FAIR DISMISSAL?

Labour law emphasises that every employee has the right not to be dismissed unfairly. The Act defines the meaning of dismissal, as well as provides us […]
March 12, 2015

Are restraint of trade agreements always valid and enforceable?

Historically restraint of trade agreements were void and unenforceable unless the employer could prove that it was a reasonable agreement entered into between the parties. Fortunately […]
March 12, 2015

Step by step guide to easy UIF claims

Alice recently lost her job. She is feeling very despondent since she has no income to provide for her family and cover her monthly expenses. She […]
March 12, 2015

Constructive dismissal: A last resort?

Dear Mr Lawyer, my employer is making working conditions unfavourable and I am unhappy with her management style. This cannot carry on and I want to […]