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Domestic workers, our nation’s companions.

The last few years have seen improvements made to the conditions of employment for South Africa's domestic workers. Our July article details everything a domestic worker's employment should include, to make sure that you are up to date and compliant.
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What should be in your employment contract?

Employment contract. #IWishILearntThatInSchool – Part of our series supporting the youth. When reading your employment contract, these are things you should look for. Access other #IWishILearntThatInSchool articles and videos https://bit.ly/3x2zICR With Legal&Tax you’re not alone. Auth FSP
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Why it’s important to read your employment contract

#IWishILearntThatInSchool - Part of our series supporting the youth. We explain the impact of not reading or understanding your employment contract in 39 seconds
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How to accumulate your leave

How to accumulate leave and when you can apply

In this article, we will be exploring all the different types of leave and when you have the right to apply
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What is gross misconduct

What is Gross Misconduct, and could it cost you your job?

There are varying degrees of issues you may face in the workplace that could lead to a difficult work environment, from incapacity to negligence and misconduct. This article will help you understand the differences between these infringements and how to approach disciplinary matters with our assistance.
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Women and the law

The law protects and promotes the rights of women and gender equality. The law is a tool to end gender based violence, sexual harassment and discrimination against women. The law also offers women access to justice following victimisation.
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Making Labour Law work for you

From basic work conditions to dealing with grievances and disputes. Your labour rights are explained in our webinar.
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Sexual harassment in the workplace

We discuss the laws that protect you from sexual harassment at work and the process to follow when reporting this misconduct and lodging a complaint with your employer.
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Workplace webinar

Watch our webinar where our legal advisors discuss leave, retrenchment and the CCMA. Know your rights, with Legal&Tax you're not alone.
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The CCMA – How does it work?

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is an independent dispute resolution body. We look at the purpose of the CCMA and what services it offers.
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The lowdown after lockdown on leave and bonuses

This article discusses an employees entitlement to leave, bonus and the effect of COVID-19 and the lockdown in South Africa.
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Retrenchment – You could be next!

The retrenchment process is fully explained. We offer you guidance on how to deal with retrenchment and help you understand your rights.
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The CCMA – what's it all about?

We help you understand the role of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) as an independent authority aimed at promoting fair practices in the work environment. The CCMA resolves labour disputes and provides advice and training on labour relations.
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COVID-19: Staying covered if you get sick

If you get the Covid-19 virus, you cannot go to work. It does not matter if you do not feel very sick. You must still stay at home or in hospital. Otherwise, you will be putting other people’s lives at risk.
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Labour Rights

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your rights at work

The world is facing a health crisis with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and every workplace has to help fight it.
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Family comes first

When you are caught between your baby and your boss, remember that maternity leave laws make sure you do not have to choose. Family comes first and your job is legally protected throughout.
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The Legal and Tax Side to Mental Health

If you have experienced mental health problems that are very severe, you might need to take disability leave, or even have to leave your job completely.
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Dom workers Feature

Domestic worker employment contract

The requirement to have a contract of employment with your Domestic Helper, holds more advantages for you as the Employer than you could imagine.
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Dismissal

Be sharp at work

Your guide to dismissal, put together by your lawyers.
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How to accumulate your leave

A self-help guide to the CCMA

Every employee has the right fair treatment, and should not to be unfairly dismissed or subjected to unfair labour practice.
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Making Labour Law Work for you

Now that we enjoy living in a democracy, the law is designed to make sure that workers have rights and are treated equally. We call the different laws that deal with work, labour laws. The key law for the workplace is the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The purpose of the act is to ensure economic development, in the interest of society, democracy and peace.
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How to handle disciplinary action

Disciplinary action refers to steps that are taken, if it is believed that you have broken the rules for how to behave at work.
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New job, new you

10 tips to help you get on the right side of the law, right from the start of a new job
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Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Sometimes, getting and keeping a job feels so difficult, that we forget that we have rights within the workplace. Luckily, the law is here to help make workplaces fair for all.
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Do you deserve a holiday or bonus?

4 things you need to know about bonuses and annual leave
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Guide to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

SOMETIMES, GETTING AND KEEPING A JOB FEELS SO DIFFICULT, THAT WE FORGET THAT WE HAVE RIGHTS WITHIN THE WORKPLACE. LUCKILY, THE LAW IS HERE TO HELP MAKE WORKPLACES FAIR FOR ALL.
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Unemployment

UIF Bill Improvements

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Bill has been improved to allow those who lose their jobs to receive money for a longer period when they apply for unemployment benefits.
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Labour Rights

Labour Matters

Chantal, one of our Legal&Tax legal experts, explains your rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.
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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Our Legal&Tax experts shed some light on this topic. Watch this video to learn more.
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Different Cultures

Heritage Day

Our diversity is what makes up our rainbow nation. Know your cultural rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.
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Women Right’s

Learn more about women's rights in the workplace. Watch this video to learn more.
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The Basic Conditions of Employment Act

When it comes to leave, working hours, contract deductions, payslips and termination, employees and employers both have rights, according the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
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All you need to know about emoluments order or “garnishees”.

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