Construction Law

Experts in Construction and Contract Law in South Africa

The third wave of COVID-19 in South Africa has a drastic effect on the construction sector in this country. Contractors and sub-contractors would employ large workforces to get the job done on site, ensuring that they meet deadlines and contractual obligations with clients/project managers. However, with the rapid spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, contractors must also be aware of Occupational Health and Safety risks regarding the spread of the virus among their employees, along with lockdown restrictions that cause delays on projects. If you find yourself in a legal dispute as a contractor, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your answer.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employer-Employee Relations

You can find several sources of misleading information about the legal rights of an employer or employee in the case where an employee is COVID-19 positive. In the case where an employee attends work while knowingly being COVID-19 positive, they could face dismissal as a response to Occupational Health and Safety measures being breached by putting their fellow employees at risk of contracting the virus themselves. With the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in South Africa, the construction sector is limited and restricted, by law, as a result of lockdown and the risk of having a COVID-19 outbreak on site.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Contractor-Client Relations

Construction contracts would normally stipulate timeframes in which the specific project should be completed, among other pivotal aspects that could lead to legal disputes if either party does not adhere to them. With the third wave reaping havoc and the lockdown restricting the contractor’s regular operations, delays are plaguing the construction sector. Luckily, if you need specialist legal services and representation as a contractor/sub-contractor, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your answer. We offer our legal services on a “no win, no fee” contingency to give you the peace of mind that your business can move forward and not face devastating legal fees in the case of losing a legal dispute. Please contact us on 011 234 2125 or email us at today for details on our terms of service and how we can assist your business throughout these troublesome times in South Africa.

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