UPDATE – AMENDED REGULATIONS TO COVID-19 TEMPORARY EMPLOYER / EMPLOYEE RELIEF SCHEME (TERS)

The Department of Employment and Labour has established a COVID-19 TERS that works through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) as one of the measures to help both workers and businesses impacted by the national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

REAL TIPS FOR COLLECTING MONEY IN TOUGH TIMES

REAL TIPS FOR COLLECTING MONEY IN TOUGH TIMES     Early signs of pending non-payment :-   No word from the debtor when payment falls due   Silence prevails.  This happens frequently.  You have supplied and delivered goods, provided services…

PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM UNLAWFUL COMPETITION WITHOUT RESTRAINT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

The story starts with two school friends.  M and H met each other at the same technical High School in Johannesburg.  M developed a career for himself in industrial plastic piping for mining and industry.  He became interested in the…

SHOPPING CENTRE TENANTS IN DISTRESS

Most of us spend time in shopping centres.  Not only to shop but also to meet people and for entertainment as well as leisure.  Most of us will also have noticed the increasing number of empty shops.  The tell-tale signs…

WHEN CAN EMPLOYERS RECOVER STAFF TRAINING COSTS FROM EMPLOYEES

WHEN CAN EMPLOYERS RECOVER STAFF TRAINING COSTS FROM EMPLOYEES? In answer to this question it may be best to refer to a recent decision from the Labour Court. An employee signed an employment contract which contained two potentially contentious clauses...

CAN YOU FORCE EMPLOYEES TO SIGN RESTRAINTS OF TRADE

CAN YOU FORCE EMPLOYEES TO SIGN RESTRAINTS OF TRADE? It is an experience almost any business owner dreads. That moment when your most successful and senior sales person walks in and hands you his resignation. Whilst you are mentally reeling, you...

TRYING TO SECURE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT THE CCMA

TRYING TO SECURE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT THE CCMA Not many people are comfortable appearing at the CCMA without legal representation to face the claims of often hostile employees and aggressive employees. An employer company will frequently send its HR manager...

TROUBLE TENANTS

TROUBLE TENANTS A few years ago when the property market was booming, many people bought second or even third properties as investments. Housing developments and apartment blocks went up everywhere to meet the demand. Prices increased and still people bought....