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Cancellations and Refunds during a pandemic from a Consumer Protection point of view
September 06, 2021
Since the national Covid-19 lockdown was declared in South Africa, travel bans were imposed, borders were closed, and cancellation of gatherings and events became necessary to limit the spread of the virus.
 
Decrypting the risks of ETI Schemes for B-BBEE Skills Development
August 31, 2021
Employee Tax Incentive (ETI) schemes advertised for purposes of addressing Skills Development and Preferential Procurement on the B-BBEE scorecard are becoming increasingly prevalent.  Are these schemes legal and what are the possible pitfalls that an entity should be aware of before deciding to participate in such a scheme?
 
POPI Act compliance - a top priority for 2021
August 27, 2021
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is in effect, and businesses need to make compliance a top priority for 2021. 
 
What is the effect of self-isolation on your leave days?
August 24, 2021
In the unfortunate event that an employee`s spouse or any member of his/her household test positive, they should inform their designated Covid-19 manager accordingly. Although the employee might not experience any symptoms, he or she must self-isolate as a precaution.
 
Understanding Covid-19 vaccinations and Long-covid
August 19, 2021
The Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces published on 11 June 2021 state employers should create awareness regarding aspects of the Covid-19 vaccines, used in the country, it’s contra-indications and side effects, for example severe allergic reactions.
 
Understanding the use of an Ultimatum and Reservation of a right to dismiss employees
August 18, 2021
It is generally accepted that an ultimatum serves as a final peremptory demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which may result in stringent measures being taken or the breakdown of a relationship.
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