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Summary Suspensions in Employment Law – Long or right?

By |2021-06-15T14:23:43+01:00June 15th, 2021|Labour Law, Labour Law, Litigation|

The current position in our law is, accordingly, that where an employee is suspended for precautionary reasons (i.e. in that the employer was concerned that the employee’s continued presence in the workplace would provide him/her with the opportunity to interfere with potential witnesses and/or to destroy pertinent evidence) the employer is under no obligation to afford the employee a pre-suspension hearing before affecting the suspension.

The long walk to freedom: the ‘cans’ and ‘still cant’s’ of the Alert Level 2 Regulations

By |2020-08-19T10:26:04+01:00August 19th, 2020|Health & Safety Law, Litigation, Regulatory Law|

On Tuesday, 18 August 2020, at 0h00, the South African national lockdown was downgraded from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2. Regulations prescribing the legal parameters of the Alert Level 2 restrictions and allowances were published on the same day and many of them are discussed here.

COVID-19 Update – Alert Level 3 Stays in place (with further restrictions) as we prepare for “the storm”:

By |2020-07-14T10:37:33+01:00July 14th, 2020|Articles, Health & Safety Law, Litigation, Regulatory Law|

His address did not declare an escalation of the alert level currently in place, as widely expected, but rather confirmed that whilst the Alert Level 3 Regulations would, for now, remain in force, that these Regulations would be further limited and refined in certain respects. The increase in the degree of restriction under the Level 3 Regulations was justified by the President as being necessary to curb the impending storm predicted early on by experts advising government

The Fortnight Ahead: Amendments to the Lockdown Regulations following its Extension:

By |2020-04-20T13:35:26+01:00April 20th, 2020|Health & Safety Law, Regulatory Law|

Following the declaration by President on 15 April 2020 that the national lockdown will be extended by two weeks, various amendments to the existing lockdown Regulations were published on 16 April 2020 (“the Amendments”). These amendments will govern private and commercial transactions and restrictions until the lockdown is lifted, which for now is set as being on 01 May 2020.  This article will briefly discuss the most relevant of these amendments and their impact.

The Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme Refined – Recent Amendments to the Minister’s Directive:

By |2020-04-09T16:29:17+01:00April 9th, 2020|Labour Law, Litigation, Regulatory Law|

The Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme (“the Scheme”) was implemented by the Department of Labour as a direct remedial response to the havoc wrecked on small to medium enterprises (“SMME’s”) by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst the Scheme has been active and functional since 26 March 2020, amendments published to the Directive responsible for the implementation of the Scheme on 08 April 2020 have clarified the application of the Scheme and have further refined its operation.

Eyes in the Sky: The Introduction of COVID-19 Contact Testing

By |2020-04-08T13:47:48+01:00April 8th, 2020|Litigation, Privacy Law, Regulatory Law|

The imposition of Covid-19 Contact Testing almost certainly limits the right to privacy. Whether this limitation can be considered unconstitutional is a question best left to the courts for adjudication, however, given the novel nature of the pandemic and the checks and balances built into Chapter 3 to prevent its abuse, it is highly likely that the contact Testing programme will pass constitutional muster in the event that it is tested.

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