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Primary Residency and Care (Custody) Law South Africa

Primary residency and care, or as it was formerly known, child custody, is a crucial issue in family law, particularly when parents separate or divorce. Parents must understand the intricacies of South African child primary residency and care laws to navigate these challenging situations. This article provides an overview of child custody laws in South […]

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Employee rights in South Africa - Labour Law Article

Employee Rights in South African Labour Law

South Africa has one of the most comprehensive labour laws in the world. It covers various aspects of employment, including minimum wages, working hours, leave entitlements, employee benefits, dispute resolution, and more.  South Africa’s labour laws safeguard workers’ rights, promote equal job prospects, and ensure just labour policies. Moreover, the country has a robust system

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Maintenance Disputes: Challenges, Obligations and Commitment

Maintenance duties include accommodation, food, clothes, medical expenses, and daily living expenses. Maintenance disputes are generally about affordability – the maintenance amount may be too little or too much. Disputes regarding maintenance demand immediate steps to be taken and require urgent intervention. The reality is that resolving a maintenance dispute can be time-consuming, and securing

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DIY Divorce Papers: The Pros and Cons and the Vital Role of Legal Counsel

Going through a divorce is one of the most vulnerable situations for any person to be in, especially if one of the parties is resistant. The idea of losing a partner can bring about feelings of insecurity and uncertainty about various aspects, such as child custody, financial support, and the general aftermath of the divorce.

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What can you do about unfair dismissal?

Unfair Dismissal: What is it, and what can you do about it?

These days, dismissals by employers of employees have become very common. The reasons for the increasing number of dismissals could be as a result of; economic circumstances, social change and more specific factors in the workplace. What is unfair dismissal? An “unfair dismissal” can be defined as a dismissal where there was no fairness applied in

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employee rights and responsibilities

Employee Rights and Responsibilities During the Dismissal Process in South Africa

The opinions and sentiments expressed in this blog about employee rights are the opinions and sentiments of this firm. They will not necessarily be supported or find favour with employers or, for that matter, representatives of employers – such as employer organisations. While it is commonly acknowledged that employees should be treated fairly and given

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Dismissal: Employer's Rights in South Africa

Dismissal in South Africa: What Rights Do Employers Have?

The dismissal process is a complex and sensitive issue affecting both employers and employees in South Africa. As the employment landscape changes, it’s essential for employers to understand their rights and responsibilities when dealing with termination. South Africa’s labour laws protect employees from unfair dismissal while also recognising the legitimate rights of employers to manage

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Retrenchment

Understanding Retrenchment in South Africa

Retrenchment is a term used in the context of business and employment. It refers to the process of reducing or downsizing a company’s workforce to cut costs and improve financial stability.  It typically involves laying off employees or terminating them for various reasons, such as economic downturns, restructuring, mergers, or the need to streamline operations.

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