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9 December 2016
Legal Briefs
 
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12 Sep 2016
 
 
What would it take to heal The SAA SAA bird's broken wing?
WERKSMAN ATTORNEYS
On 8 August 2016 the High Court ordered South African Airways to pay more than R104 million to liquidated airline Nationwide, for damages caused by SAA’s abuse of market dominance for the period...
 
 
17 Aug 2016
 
Mandatory early assessment of financial stress would save more SA businesses
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Directors of financially distressed companies often do not see the writing on the wall before it’s too late.  The challenge for directors therefore is to recognise early on that their companies are...
 
 
18 Jul 2016
 
Can a strike be rendered unlawful as a result of unlawful acts including acts of violence?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
National Union of Food Beverage Wine Spirits and Allied Workers (NUFBWSAW) and others v Universal Product Network (Pty) Ltd In re Universal Product Network (Pty) Ltd v National Union of Food...
 
 
03 Jun 2016
 
Tread Carefully When Merging: Tribunal Imposes Massive Fine for Failure to Notify
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
In the intricate process of acquiring another business or forming a joint venture, firms often forget to check whether the transaction requires the approval of the competition authorities in South...
 
 
27 May 2016
 
“Garden Leave” and restraint of trade agreements
SA LABOUR GUIDE
Vodacom (Pty) Ltd v Motsa & another (174/16) [2016] ZALCJHB 59 Issue
 
 
18 May 2016
 
Is Length of Service Reason to Pay Different Salaries to Employees Performing the Same Functions?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
In Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd v Workers Against Regression (WAR) & others (Case no: C 687/15, 19 April 2016), the Labour Court considered the interpretation of section 6(4) of the Employment Equity...
 
 
12 May 2016
 
PRASA t/a Metrorail v SATAWU ruling shows urgent need for speedy resolutions to LRA disputes
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
ISSUE Whether a strike is protected in circumstances where there has been an unreasonably long delay between the issuing of a certificate of outcome and the subsequent election to embark upon...
 
 
09 May 2016
 
Asset For Share Transactions – Beware Of Selling Your Shares Within 18 Months Especially In The Context Of A Share Buy-Back
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
To prevent tax considerations from discouraging the incorporation of a business, a specific form of ‘rollover relief’ is available when an asset is exchanged under an ‘asset-for-share transaction’....
 
 
 
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