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CONTEMPLATING SHORT-TIME, LAY-OFFS OR RETRENCHMENTS?

Given the current state of the South African economy, political and policy uncertainty, and the pending closure of two of Arcelor Mittal’s plants, businesses may have to consider the possibility of implementing retrenchments. According to recent reports, ArcelorMittal’s announcement to shut down its long steel products business and cut as...

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FRAUDULENT CIRCULAR

I was informed by the MEIBC General Secretary that there is a fraudulent circular /document which is purported to be from the MEIBC office.  The circular/document is titled "  Special Council Levy Payable in Terms of the Dispute Resolution Agreement". The body of the circular makes reference to the Sick Pay Fund.  Subsequent to...

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UNLOCK BBBEE OWNERSHIP POINTS WITHOUT GIVING UP BUSINESS SHARES

We understand that achieving maximum BBBEE Ownership points is of paramount importance to your business.  To that end, we are pleased to introduce you to an innovative solution that allows you to qualify for these points into perpetuity without relinquishing any shares in your operating business. The Sale & Leaseback Opportunity...

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MATERNITY AND PARENTAL LEAVE PROVISIONS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Judgment has been handed down in Van Wyk and Others v Minister of Employment and Labour (2022-017842) [2023] ZAGPJHC 1213, whereby maternity leave and parental leave provisions in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and UIF Act have been ruled invalid, as they conflict with the Constitution.  Although the invalidity has been...

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