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AI regulation and the three laws of robotics?

What do we have to go on besides sci-fi fiction story I, Robot’s 'The Three Laws of Robotics'? In many industries in South Africa, there has been a massive drive towards incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into business and products to streamline operations, analyse user behaviour and determine or predict potential purchasing behaviour.

You can no longer discipline an employee after a resignation!

Employees often resign with immediate effect when facing disciplinary action. Employers may be unsure whether they can continue with an intended disciplinary action? Unfortunately, the Labour Courts' decisions on this issue have not always been clear or consistent.

Legal representation during misconduct or incapacity related arbitrations

The CCMA, empowered by s115(2A)(k) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), enacted Rule 25 in January which allows a party in an arbitration dispute to appear in person or be represented by a legal practitioner, candidate attorney or an entitled party in terms of sub-rule 1(a).

PODCAST | Who has to register as a credit provider under...

An interview with Pierre Burger, Director, Werksmans Attorneys, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing the confusion that has been created by the National Credit Act (NCA) relating to the obligation to register as a credit provider. In effect, anyone who concludes a credit agreement in terms of which any amount of money is owed to them, subsequent to 11 May 2016, is required to be registered as a credit provider.

Workplace bullying – remedies and recourse

South African labour law has developed a rich body of case law since the Labour Relations Act was first introduced in 1995, and most employees are well aware of their rights not be unfairly dismissed, and to not be subject to unfair labour practices. 

Municipality and government employees proportionately liable for finance management laws breach

Where a former managing director of a municipal entity was sued by that entity for alleged breach of the Municipal Finance Management Act 2003 (MFMA) it was held that she was entitled to join 19 other municipal officials on the ground that they were allegedly joint wrongdoers and equally liable to the municipality if she herself was liable for breach of various responsibilities whilst she was in office.

Rand-backed cryptocurrency in the form of a stablecoin?

Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have become well known for their volatile value. In contrast to this, 'stablecoins' are cryptocurrencies that have been specifically designed to have a stable value.

Legal risks in the move to Cloud

With the fourth industrial revolution in full swing, businesses are looking for faster and more efficient ways to service customers. Customers are also increasingly tech-savvy and demand more from their service providers, including quicker access and more tailored offerings. Business must carefully assess legal issues that will have an impact on the ability not only to move to cloud, but also to have full beneficial use of cloud services.

Trustee authority to act on behalf of a trust

A sale agreement had been signed on behalf of a trust, as purchaser, by a single trustee whose conduct was thereafter ratified by the remaining trustees.

Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

Issue - Whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed?
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