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COVID - No More Relief
Carlo Torino, employment lawyer, June 2020 In our Employment Law practice unit, at Brookes Attorneys, we believe that to “survive and thrive” you have no choice but to think both tactically and strategically. Looking at your immediate priorities and your longer-term options, simultaneously.  Let’s Use An Analogy Just To Illustrate The Point Comparatively speaking, before...
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Liquidation Law
During these challenging times every director of a company will be faced with inevitable financial difficulties. There will be a need to re-evaluate the company’s financial position and to make an informed decision on whether the company will endure such difficulties or not. As a director of a company one is expected (and in fact...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked international havoc and consequently brought both the global and local economies to a screeching halt. Many countries, such as our own, have implemented extreme social distancing and even full lockdown measures which have severally affected the ability of businesses to operate as usual, or even at all. Which in turn...
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On 26 March 2020, and in terms of the Disaster Management Act, South Africa was placed under nationwide lockdown. Originally set to continue until 16 April 2020, regulations were subsequently amended extending the lockdown to 30 April 2020. As we know, in terms of the regulations, all businesses are to remain closed during the lockdown...
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What do I need to do, to operate as an ‘’essential service”? If your business is on the official list of essential services as gazetted on 25 March 2020 (and any amendments thereto), then it may continue operating during the lockdown, subject to certain conditions. In addition, a certificate for your business is also obtainable...
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By now, everyone knows what the Corona Virus is about, so the purpose of this article is not to talk about the medical symptoms thereof, but rather to look at the question of Employer liability and related workplace issues. THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT (OHSA) The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993...
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As at 23 March 2020, South Africa has recorded over 400 cases of COVID-19. In a previous article we looked at the question of Employer liability pertaining to the spread of the Corona virus amongst fellow employees, and related workplace issues. (Should you require a copy of this article, please feel free to give me...
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