Archive for May 2019

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK – CAN YOU DIFFERENTIATE WITHOUT UNFAIRLY DISCRIMINATING?

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, HIV status, conscience, belief, political opinion, culture, language, birth or…

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DIRECTORS AT WAR AND THE LIQUIDATION OPTION – A TALE OF SIBLING RIVALRY

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) A company’s directors have both the power and the duty to manage the company’s affairs for its benefit. When two or more directors are in place, it’s perhaps natural for the occasional disagreement to arise between them. Indeed, regular expression…

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BEFORE YOU ENTER AN UBER…

Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but you will have read of the “fake Uber” attacks and other safety concerns so on the principle of “safety first” always take a few common sense precautions when using them. Before you get into your next Uber have a good read of their “Driving safety forward”…

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ESTATE AGENTS: SECURING YOUR TRADE SECRETS (AND YOUR COMMISSION)

Callum Smythe (Consultant)

“In short, it [a Fidelity Fund Certificate] is a licence to practice without which you cannot practice.” (Extract from judgment below) As an estate agent you will know that without a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC) you are not entitled to any commission for the successful sales or leases you put together. All your hard…

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SECURITY ESTATES: CAN YOU FINE SPEEDSTERS?

“When the [property owners] chose to purchase property within the estate and become members of the Association, they agreed to be bound by its rules” (extract from judgment below) There are many advantages to buying in a security estate or other community scheme, including quality of life and increased potential for growth in your property’s…

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A TRIBUTE TO KATH REES

Born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, (now Harare, Zimbabwe), at 03H50 on the morning of the 17th November, 1974, Kath was christened “ Kathryn Elisabeth Lorelei Rees “. Later she preferred to just be known as Kath Rees. She was a beautiful, happy baby and was her parents pride and joy. Growing up she was an obedient,…

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