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“But what if I don’t want to?” The possible discriminatory consequences of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

16 Feb 2021
BY Lee Masuku

The question arises whether there is scope for employees to claim that they have been discriminated against as a result of their failure or refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
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EE Bill out for comment: Are employers ready to take employment equity more seriously?

16 Feb 2021
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

It is that time of year when employment equity compliance should be particularly front-of-mind for employers as the filing season came to an end on 15 January 2021.
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Does the institution of a review application interrupt the running of the prescription period?

16 Feb 2021
BY Peter le Roux AND Siphile Hlwathika

Prior to the amendments to section 145 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) in 2015, many employers who were found to have unfairly dismissed an employee would seek to review an arbitration award
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Challenges in the LIBOR transition phase: ISDA fallback interest rates for transactions linked to bonds or loans

16 Feb 2021
BY Deborah Carmichael AND Kelle Gagné

By now, you have probably heard that the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), the most widely used benchmark interest rate in the world, will become a piece of history at the end of 2021.
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tax in brief | issue 57

16 Feb 2021

tax in brief | issue 57
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在实施肯尼亚土地所有权转换程序之前,土地所有者需要做些什么

16 Feb 2021
BY Kenny Chiu

肯尼亚正在实施新的土地登记程序,受此程序影响的土地所有者需要确保其提供的土地详情的准确性,并在截止日期2021年4月1日前提出申诉。
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South Africa: Labour and Employment Comparative Guide

15 Feb 2021
BY Pareen Rogers AND Natasha Coleman

Several statutes govern employment law in South Africa, the most relevant of which are as follows:
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 387 | 14 Feb 2021

issue 387
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Digital markets, big data, data privacy, and competition: where crossroads meet

10 Feb 2021

Digital markets and platforms have recently been dominating the international antitrust debate.
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Employment ENSight roundup

10 Feb 2021

A roundup of our latest employment ENSights
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POPIA: what you need to know about the role of the Information Officer

09 Feb 2021
BY Rakhee Dullabh , Nicole Gabryk AND Jessica Steele

With the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 ("POPIA") deadline closing in on 1 July 2021, many organisations are starting to feel the mounting pressure of becoming compliant with POPIA.
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Clarity on B-BBEE annual reporting obligations for JSE-listed companies, but more is needed

09 Feb 2021
BY Parusha Desai Valodia AND Sanjay Kassen

Companies listed on both the primary and secondary market of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have been obliged to comply with increasingly onerous and often unclear reporting obligations in respect of the status of their transformation.
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New South African national minimum wage and earnings threshold

09 Feb 2021
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

On 8 February 2021, two significant developments took place in the employment law arena. These will have far-reaching implications for employers and employees alike.
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Can employers justify compelling employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

09 Feb 2021
BY Lauren Salt AND Jenna Batt

South African law currently does not have any legislation that specifically requires employees to take the COVID-19 vaccination
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Labour Court hands down new judgment on business rescue

09 Feb 2021
BY Brian Patterson AND Shivani Moodley

The South African Airways (“SAA”) saga continues, with another Labour Court judgment handed down on 8 February 2021.
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