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EMPLOYEE LIABILITY REGARDING DAMAGES FOR FAILING TO ADHERE TO NOTICE REQUIREMENTS


To what extent, if any, is an employee liable for damages for failing to adhere to the notice requirements when terminating a contract of employment?

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Mining Charter heading for court over black ownership compliance

The Department of Mineral Resources and the mining industry disagree on the interpretation of the essence of the Mining Charter, which demands 26% black ownership of companies, and will approach the High Court to resolve the impasse.

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WORKPLACE WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE WELL PROTECTED

Employees who report employers for committing illegal or otherwise irregular acts are protected, in the first instance, by the Constitution of South Africa. Specifically, section 16 of the Bill of Rights gives everyone the right to freedom of expression and to impart information.

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The obligation to pay severance pay to fixed-term employees

 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 the employees earn below the earnings threshold (currently R205,433.30) published annually in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA).

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New metalworkers union Limusa

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) has been admitted as an affiliate of trade union federation Cosatu.

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