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Employers too often misuse disciplinary warnings or avoid using them at all because they are unsure of how the law allows them to use such warnings. In labour law the main purpose of giving warnings is to remind employees of the employer’s standards of conduct and work performance and to give them a chance to improve.

 

 

 


Due to state capture, loadshedding, unexpected power outages, Covid and maladministration South Africa’s economy is in crisis. The biggest fallout of this economic weakness is the very high number of retrenchments in this country.

 


The Covid state of disaster regulations expired on 15 April 2022. However, these were replaced by a code of good practice for managing Covid in the workplace. The purpose of the code is to ensure that employers go the extra mile to protect employees from contracting Covid.

 


It is contentious as to whether second generation outsourcing falls under section 197 of the Labour Relations Act, which is the law protecting employees when a business or a part thereof is taken over.

 


Every year, thousands of students head off to college to study law. After spending four years in college, students graduate with their degree and hope to land a coveted position as a lawyer within a firm. But what happens when your dream career doesn't work out? 


Many people are stuck in situations where someone has wronged them but they don't know what to do. If this is the case, you may be able to approach the small claims court to sort out the dispute. 


Historically, the law profession has been reluctant to adopt new technologies, but this is fast changing as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning transform the profession.


Prospective students considering a law degree often have visions of black robes and courtroom battles in their post-graduation future. However in South Africa, the legal practice environment has in recent years seen a movement towards more non-litigious, non-adversarial methods of dispute resolution, which means that those who were hesitant to pursue a legal qualification because of what appears like a prohibitively intimidating environment, now have cause to reconsider.


Online education has become a big part of the new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic. This approach to learning has long been a part of curriculum at various universities in South Africa.


With the recent enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa, many businesses have been struggling with the logistics around getting PoPIA data protection agreements back from clients, legally signed. This puts organisations at exceptional risk and can result in various serious consequences. 

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