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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Covid19 If I Get Sick

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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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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New Job

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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Black Family

Law: the ultimate protective parent

The role of a mother and father are understood in different ways by the diverse cultures and groups in our society; however, the family law in South Africa makes sure that at its core, mothers and fathers are treated equally and also given the responsibility to care correctly for their children.
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Cohabitation, engagement and the myth of the common law marriage

We debunk the notion that a couple living together for many years creates automatic legal rights and duties between them.
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Legal&You Newsletter Q3 2019

In this edition we highlight some of these benefits. You can view all of the benefits for here.
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South African Rights

The Bill of Rights

South Africans can be proud to be part of a society that is built upon powerful principles of fairness and equality.
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Legal&You Newsletter Q4 2019

Welcome to the final edition of Legal&You for the year Thank you for your support over the last year. As we approach the festive season, we have had time to reflect on our mission to be your companion. That means that with Legal&Tax you are not alone. We are here for you through every step of your life.
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