Legal Articles

Jan 14, 2020

Deductions due to Damages caused

Can my employer automatically deduct monies from my remuneration when damaged is caused to vehicles and/or loss of property and/or assets?   Sometimes we will be […]
Jan 7, 2020

Training Expenses deducted from my salary. Is this permissible?

When an employer wants to deduct any money from any payment due to an employee, they need permission from that employee, either in the form of […]
Dec 31, 2019

DOUBLE JEOPARDY: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD FOR EMPLOYERS

Double Jeopardy occurs where an employee is punished twice for the same incident of misconduct or poor performance. On many occasions the employer will use this […]
Dec 23, 2019

“I am sick and booked of from work. Should I inform my employer?”

Yes, an Employee has the duty to inform Management if he is sick and subsequently booked of from work.   Guidance is normally given by an […]
Dec 3, 2019

BONE OF CONTENTION – TRADITIONAL HEALER’S CERTIFICATE!

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal decision[1] shed light on this much debated issue.   A Chef de Partie of Kievits Kroon Country Estate (Kievits Kroon), […]
Nov 26, 2019

My employer recorded our conversation during working hours and used it against me in a disciplinary hearing. Is this lawful even though I never consented to this?

In terms of Section 4 of the RICA ACT 70 of 2002, any person other than a law enforcement officer may intercept any communication if he […]
Nov 19, 2019

Is your employer allowed to deduct training expenses?

When an employer wants to deduct any money from any payment due to an employee, they need permission from the employee, either in the form of […]
Nov 12, 2019

Can my employer retrench me without consulting my union?

Once your employer contemplates retrenchment, the provisions of Section 189 and 189A of The Labour Relations Act will have to be adhered to in order to […]
Nov 5, 2019

That is not my job and/or not in my job description!

We do receive enquiries from members who want to ensure whether they are entitled to refuse an instruction from their employer if the task is not […]