Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment (Eskort Limited v Stuurman Mogotsi and others). The court was not only critical of employees who act with scant regard for the health and safety of their colleagues and customers, but also cautioned employers to act more decisively in ensuring the health and safety of their staff.
Johan Botes 2 days ago
Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum?
Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 2 days ago
Our personal devices, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets are increasingly used to access movies, download Apps, store music or stream content from platforms like Netflix or Showmax. And they are often shared among family members, such as children who regularly use their parents' devices to enjoy online content. But, with PoPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) finally coming into effect on 30 June this year, which aims to enforce protection of personal information by creating the lawful conditions for how this information must be managed, are employees - and the businesses that hire them - violating its rules? Potentially yes...
Sián Fields 3 days ago
The recently gazetted Auditing Profession Amendment Act (APA) has strengthened the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors' (IRBA) powers, removing some of the limitations of the Auditing Profession Act of 2005 before this amendment.