To pay or not to pay?

To pay or not to pay?

By Nailah van der Schyff With year-end fast approaching, employees on the one hand are looking forward to year-end bonuses or perhaps wondering if they are going to receive one or at all. Employers on the other hand are anxiously considering whether (or not) to pay bonuses and if so the amount thereof especially if the employee’s loyalty is in question and of course, to avoid animosity and inequity in the workplace. This article will seek to set out the applicable legal principles in an attempt to shed some light on the issue.…Read more
Social Media and the Law

Social Media and the Law

The advent and rise of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become an integral part of everyday life both personal and business. Although it is without a doubt a powerful tool of communicating, it is open to abuse and associated risks arising therefrom.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Avoiding Rental Disputes

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Avoiding Rental Disputes

by Wafiq Davids Many people who own second homes for rental income purposes are highly geared in order to afford their investment. Property investment is favoured because of its' dual effect; on the one hand, rental income is derived on a monthly basis; and on the other hand, the property grows in equity simply through the effluxion of time. This sounds great, and it is, but what happens when things go wrong, like when a tenant does not pay the agreed rental. This article will look at how you can protect the fruits…Read more
WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Wise men have said there are only two things in life which we are certain of; death and taxes. Experience has taught us this is true. Notwithstanding this certainty, many of us have not made adequate preparation for our estate or our taxes. We've all heard the stories, but it appears, we simply hope that it will not happen to us.
Unfair Dismissal

Unfair Dismissal

Reinstatement is the primary remedy for an unfair dismissal, however, compensation may be awarded and in most cases is awarded as it is preferable by both employer and employee.