Archive for Jan 2012

PROPERTY BUYERS – PROTECT YOUR DEPOSIT!

When you buy a property you will commonly have to pay a deposit of part of the purchase price, the balance to be paid on transfer. Make sure that the “deposit clause” is properly drawn to protect your interests. A recent Supreme Court of Appeal decision highlights the dangers of not doing so. The facts…

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – CAN YOU FIRE THEM?

Our courts have established clearly that our labour laws apply wherever there is an “employment relationship”, even where there is no valid contract of employment, and even where the work itself is illegal. Thus the Labour Court recently confirmed that the CCMA had jurisdiction to hear the “unfair labour practice” case of a hotel employee…

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