Mohammed Chavoos

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Your workplace plan: What you need to know

Businesses allowed to resume operations under the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 must put in place measures aimed at reducing the spread of the virus, to ensure the safety of employees. A COVID-19 compliance officer must also be appointed. The updated Regulations to the Disaster Management Act, published on 29 April 2020, allows for more businesses … Continue reading

What you need to know when claiming under COIDA for occupationally acquired COVID-19

On 23 April 2020, the President of South Africa announced that the lockdown would be relaxed, with some industries being permitted to return to work, subject to extreme precautions being taken to limit community transmission and outbreaks of the infection. Specified business will be permitted to operate under strict parameters, including: preparing the workspace for … Continue reading

Employment law under COVID-19 lockdown: 10 things to know

The government enforced 21 day lockdown raises many issues relating to employee rights, including concerns around whether leave (for workers who cannot work from home) will be paid or unpaid, whether UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) applies and what the rights of essential workers are. Here are ten things to know about employment law during the … Continue reading