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Working time including overtime is regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, but many workers are not familiar with the technicalities of these laws and many employers do not adhere to the rules.
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.
If you have signed an employment contract that specifies something different to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), this will supersede what’s outlined in the Act provided that there is agreement between the parties and the conditions specified are not less favourable than the BCEA.
The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether a promotion nullified an original restraint of trade and other novel arguments raised by an employee who wanted to escape liability under a restrictive covenant contained in his employment contract.
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