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Are electronic signatures legal?

Digitisation and technology has increasingly pushed businesses into implementing automated business processes while creating a paperless environment.  Time delays due to documents having to be printed, signed, scanned and emailed/faxed just scream inefficiency in the modern business world. As a natural progression for business end-to-end efficiency, electronic signatures have become increasingly popular, but how legal and binding are they? The [...]

By | 5th February, 2018|Commercial Law|


Tougher economic times have led to more companies facing the unpleasant task of having to retrench staff.  Here is a quick guide on what retrenchment really is. Retrenchments are generally classified as “no fault” dismissals given that they arise from an employer’s situation and are not due to any fault or responsibility of an employee. The ultimate goal is for the employer [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys|


A recent ruling in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (“MEIBC”) found a dismissal of an employee was substantively fair after an employee was dismissed as a result of a post on Facebook. In Gordon / National Oilwell Varco[1], an employee’s mother was injured in an ambulance hijack. Outraged by the incident, the employee posted a message on Facebook [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|


Simply put, a restraint of trade is a legal contract between an employer and employee that prevents the employee from engaging in a similar business within a specified geographical area and/or within a certain time, once the employment contract has terminated. Many new employees heedlessly sign a restraint of trade, falsely under the impression that they are unenforceable. This mistaken [...]

By | 6th March, 2017|Commercial Law, Labour law, PPM Attorneys|

How to sext safely

How many of us have ever sent sensitive information or a password with someone over a text or email. Perhaps, you have had the need to send a rather ‘saucy’ photograph to someone. The internet has changed the way people act. A new found confidence and a sense of unfounded safety has led people into serious hot water. It is [...]

By | 8th June, 2016|Data Protection, Information Security, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|