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11 February 2016
Legal Briefs
 
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10 Dec 2015
 
 
Tax Amendments 2015
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
INTRODUCTION The Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2015 and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2015 have now both been passed by Parliament, but await signature by the President.
 
 
08 Dec 2015
 
The consequences of election
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
ISSUE Can an employee, who elects to describe her unfair dismissal dispute as a retrenchment, and who pursues her claim to finality at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration...
 
 
The right to employ temporary replacements during a defensive lock out if the strike ceases
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
ISSUE Whether an employer may continue to use replacement labour which was employed during a lock out in response to a strike after such strike has ended?
 
 
Consistency is key
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
ISSUE Whether an employer is entitled to dismiss employees for refusing to undergo a polygraph test when such employees are contractually obligated to submit to a polygraph upon request by the...
 
 
04 Dec 2015
 
6 Things your Social Media Policy should deal with
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
There are two very good reasons your company should have a social media policy: To protect your company’s brand and reputation Your employees are inevitably associated with your company (the more...
 
 
Unintended windfall for cartelists?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) recently handed down its judgement relating to the action for damages instituted by a number of parties who regard themselves as having been injured by the...
 
 
New powers on the horizon for the competition authorities
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
On 23 October 2015, the Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, responded in writing to various questions posed by opposition parliamentary members in regard to South African...
 
 
Check mate: Medical scheme’s decision-making and the rights of the member
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Membership of a medical scheme is, more often than not, a relatively painless exercise and one that provides great benefits to members throughout the year. However, in certain cases, decision...
 
 
 
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