Archive for Mar 2015

AUSTEN SMITH DEVELOPMENTS

With effect from the 1st March 2015, Kath Rees has taken over the helm of Austen Smith in the capacity of both Senior,and Managing Partner. Congratulations to Mpumelelo Mchunu and Saxon Pillay on their respective appointments as Associate and Professional Assistant.Both Mpumelelo and Saxon completed their articles at Austen Smith, Mpumelelo being with the firm…

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EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES : YOU AND THE NEW FIXED TERM CONTRACT RULES

The new Labour Relations Amendment Act gives significant new protections to employees on a new or renewed fixed term contract. What follows is of necessity only a brief summary of some complex new provisions in our labour laws – your downside if you get this wrong will be substantial, so specific advice is essential! The…

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EMAIL AND THE LAW

“The email of the species is deadlier than the mail.” (Stephen Fry) Last month we discussed the need for a “non-variation” clause in every agreement you sign, and the dangers of not having one. This month we turn to the related danger of inadvertently concluding, amending and/or cancelling agreements by email or other electronic (“data”)…

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