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Archive for May 2009

RETRENCHMENT: NAVIGATING THE MINEFIELD! (LawDot)

“Increasing levels of business distress and failure = more retrenchments”. That unfortunately is an equation that will be with us for some time. Some general principles to bear in mind (but note that whilst both employers and employees should have at least a basic understanding of their rights and obligations, retrenchment is a minefield –…

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COLLECTING FROM THE DEAD

The world-wide credit crunch has, according to media reports from the U.S., had one particularly distasteful side effect, namely debt collection firms coaxing or cajoling people, often shortly after the death of a loved one, into paying their dead relatives’ credit card bills or other debts. If this practice spreads to South Africa, and if…

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