Managing People

Have you been retrenched?

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Can an employee approach the CCMA directly for the purposes of requesting information from their employer in a retrenchment exercise?

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Exploring the transfer of employees


To what extent, if any, can employees be transferred from one employer to another in circumstances where an outsourcing arrangement is terminated with one service provider and another outsourcing arrangement for the provision of t

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Disciplinary action taken against 77 Sars officials

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The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it will continue to retain the highest levels of institutional integrity to protect the tax system against abuse.

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Do you want a lover tonight?

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So what would you do if a business colleague at an off-duty dinner said the following to you after dinner: “Do you want a lover tonight?” Would this statement merely be an inappropriate comment – or conduct that constitutes sexual harassment?

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Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position


An employee may be found guilty of misconduct if an employer can prove that the employee falsely misrepresented his/her credentials during the job application process.

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The call that came too late


A matter which has sparked much debate over the years is that of the Vodacom Please Call me case, in which former Vodacom employee Nkosana Makate sued the mobile telecommunications company for remuneration in respect of the Please Call Me concept.

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Seamless talent management critical in business

Businesses will have to work harder to align their reward & remuneration process with that of their nomination/talent management capability if they are to secure and retain the services of highly qualified and talented personnel.

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What happens when employees cause damages?

Is an employer entitled to make a deduction from an employee’s salary for damages? Here are the requirements for effecting lawful deductions arising out of damages caused by an employee's negligence.

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The importance of setting realistic employee targets

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Are your targets realistic? A dismissal can be deemed unfair if an employee's performance was measured against unrealistic targets. Employers should consider all the factors before making a decision to dismiss an employee.

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Exploring employees right to strike over issues of health and safety

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Is it lawful for employees to challenge health and safety measures set in place by the employer, and are health and safety measures taken by an employer “matters of mutual interest” over which employees can collectively bargain and have the right to strike?

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