Although CCMA rules generally allow you to have legal representation in arbitrations, there is one important – and common – exception.
Of the many potential pitfalls inherent in making loans to friends, one of the more dangerous (but lesser-known ones) is that presented by the requirements of the National Credit Act (NCA).
When you buy a business, think about whether the goodwill you are paying for will be damaged if the seller starts up a new business in competition with you. If so, a "restraint of trade" clause is essential, but beware - it must be properly drawn to be valid.
When is dismissal an appropriate sanction for an act of dishonesty by an employee?
A recent Supreme Court of Appeal decision highlights the dangers of relying on anything said in the course of a "sales pitch" when buying a property.