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Labour Law In a Nutshell…June 2017

STRIKE IN PEACE: Could there, at...
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Labour Law News…May 2017

Labour Law in a Nutshell: DISCIPLINING...
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New Sectional Title Act

It has been a long time...
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Labour Law News…October 2016

HELPING HAND: How far should an...
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Labour Law News…August 2016

RACIAL SLURS: Apart from the obvious...
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Labour Law News…July 2016

CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL: When will a claim...
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Labour Law News…June 2016

CONSISTENCY: How do you apply discipline...
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Labour Law News…May 2016

DUTY OF GOOD FAITH: When must...
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Labour Law News…April 2016

TRADE SECRETS: What must a business...
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Labour Law News…March 2016

STRIKE VIOLENCE: So far but no...
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Coffee with...

Coffee with Lauren Maltby

Lauren Maltby has been appointed as a director in our Property department. We shared a cuppa with Lauren to find out more about her work...
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Coffee with Tim…

Tim’s primary school teacher predicted that, if he were not jailed first, Tim would end up as a journalist or a writer. She turned out...
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Coffee with Julz Norton

Julianne Norton, or Julz as she prefers to be called, balances a busy litigation practice with life on a dairy farm … My main areas...
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Coffee with Julz Norton…

Julianne NortonLitigation Division Julianne Norton, or Julz as she prefers to be called, balances a busy litigation practice with life on a dairy farm …...
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Coffee with Rob Pennefather

  Rob Pennefather has been appointed as a consultant in our Collections Department.  We found out more about Rob and his work … I have...
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Coffee with our resident Doc Louw

Combine musical talent, a fascination for rugby and strong litigation and contract drafting skills and you get … Doc Louw.  We find out more about...
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Hannah Szudrawsky Trusts and Wills Division

Coffee with Hannah Szudrawski

As the director responsible for wills, estate planning and estate administration, Hannah is often on the receiving end of jokes about the less cheerful aspects...
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Coffee with Rob Stuart-Hill

We were initially impressed when we heard about Rob’s early morning ‘board’ meetings in Durban … until we found that they are generally held (at...
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Meet our Professional Team…

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Company Law

Labour Law News

DIFFERENCE or DISCRIMINATION: When does different treatment become discrimination? 

DIFFERENCE or DISCRIMINATION: When does different treatment become discrimination?  Individual Dignity Discrimination afflicts our society and workplaces in myriad ways. It reveals itself in obvious...
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SINS OF THE PAST: What if an employee fails to disclose a criminal record in a job interview? 

SINS OF THE PAST: What if an employee fails to disclose a criminal record in a job interview?  Trust Trust is the glue which holds...
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NAB THE BAD GUYS: How can labour law help to get rid of corruption in the workplace?

NAB THE BAD GUYS: How can labour law help to get rid of corruption in the workplace? The scourge of corruption Corruption has reached epidemic...
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ONE & ONLY EMPLOYER: Appeal Court rules deemed employees have only one employer after 3 months

ONE & ONLY EMPLOYER: Appeal Court rules deemed employees have only one employer after 3 months – not two dual employers. But it’s not final...
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Labour Law In a Nutshell…June 2017

STRIKE IN PEACE: Could there, at last, be an outbreak of peaceful labour relations? This is the BIG IDEA behind the Draft Accord & Code...
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Labour Law News…May 2017

Labour Law in a Nutshell: DISCIPLINING A DIRECTOR How employees can turn the tables and discipline a Director   A union and workers can effectively...
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Labour Law News…April 2017

INCOMPATIBILITY:  How to deal with the proverbial fly in the workplace ointment   Dealing with incompatibility in the workplace can be tricky. Employees have to...
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Labour Law News In a Nutshell March 2017

SECRET RECORDINGS: Are they legal…when can you use them as evidence? Yes – they can be legal in certain situations specified in RICA[1]. This is...
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Venns’ Labour Law Team advises companies and senior individuals on all aspects of labour law…

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Consumer Protection Act

the chain of blame

  You attend a seminar offered by your attorneys. At the door you are handed an ominous pack of documents and a pen. The pen...
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direct marketing

  When an unknown number rings on my cellphone, I instantly shudder as it is almost always direct marketing from a cellphone or insurance company...
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non-refundable deposits

Advance bookings typically require the payment of a deposit. In the past, these deposits were generally non-refundable if the booking was cancelled. The Consumer Protection...
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negative marketing is not on

In the good old days it was not unknown for businesses to send you their products by post on the basis that, if you did...
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second-hand car salesman

The Consumer Protection Act puts second-hand car salespersons (or the seller of any other second-hand goods) in the unenviable position of facing a possible ‘come...
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Up to date news on the CPA

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Law Letter Insert

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