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California Uber driver ruled to be an employee
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 19 2015

The California Labor Commission recently ruled that an Uber driver, Barbara Ann Berwick, was indeed an employee and not an independent contractor


Defamation in the workplace: damages for insulting language
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • April 13 2015

The South Gauteng High Court awarded a human resource manager R50 000 in damages, plus legal costs, after she was called a 'liar' and an


Deadline for complying with Temporary Employment Services stipulations is today
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 31 2015

31 March 2015 is the final date of the reprieve granted to employers to ensure that they comply with critical provisions relating to Temporary


The obligation to pay severance pay to fixed-term employees
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 30 2015

The amendments to the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), ushered in an era of greater protection for employees on fixed-term contracts where


Rape not an inherent risk of employment SCA rules that MEC liable for damages after doctor's ordeal
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • October 9 2014

An employee, who suffered the horrendous ordeal of being raped whilst on duty, is not precluded from suing her employer for damages. This is


Mining employers urged to make representations on designation of essential services this week
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 18 2014

The Essential Services Committee (Committee) has invited interested parties to make representations to the committee on whether specific services


Increase in unprotected strikes is cause for concern
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 14 2014

The Department of Labour released the latest edition of its Annual Industrial Action Report on 11 August 2014. This report (covering 2013) makes for


New Employment Equity Regulations published on Friday, 1 August 2014
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • August 5 2014

Employers received clarification on the rules applicable to equal pay when the Minister of Labour published the new Employment Equity Regulations on


Employment Equity Amendment Act to commence on August 1 2014
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 27 2014

The President today proclaimed 1 August 2014 as the effective date for the implementation of the Employment Equity Amendment (EEA) Act. Johan Botes


Employers should safeguard themselves against the difficulties of defamation claims brought by employees
  • DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • July 7 2014

Can an employer be held liable for defamatory statements made about an employee? The High Court recently confirmed that it can but that an employer