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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Dom workers Feature

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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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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Rights to reality Feature

Making your rights a reality

We are deeply proud of the South African Constitution and everything it has achieved, and will continue to achieve as long as we are diligent in protecting our rights. We look at the different ways that every South African can protect themselves and their rights, with the correct guidance and support.
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Law the ultimate protective parent

The Law is 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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