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A QUICK GUIDE TO RETRENCHMENT

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|

ARE RESTRAINTS OF TRADE LEGAL?

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|