Labour Law

Know Your Rights in the Workplace

As an employee in South Africa, there are several reasons to be concerned and worried about the future when taking into consideration the dramatic effect of COVID-19’s third wave that runs rampant throughout our country, causing more than 10 000 people a day to be infected with the virus. As a result, strict lockdown restrictions have once again been implemented to limit the virus from spreading.

Despite the lockdown, people are taking to the streets in riots and looting as a result of political unrest, only adding fuel to the flame in terms of the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, it has become pivotal, now more than ever, to know your Labour and Employment rights within your workplace. This is where Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your first choice when facing a legal dispute in the workplace.

Read Everything Before You Sign or Agree to Anything

Contracts between employers and employees will commonly be pulled into the spotlight throughout a legal dispute between 2 such parties. In most cases, the employee did not carefully work through the presented contract before signing it, agreeing to contractual obligations that were not met in the end. Sometimes, such an agreement can also not be completely in line with the current Labour and Employment Law requirements and regulations. Therefore, it is crucial to let a specialist work through such a contract before signing it, highlighting your contractual obligations, and clearly identifying if something is out of place, legally speaking.

Understanding the Impact of the POPI Act Regarding Employer-Employee Relations

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has recently been adjusted, with the new regulations being enforced at the beginning of July 2021. It has led a flurry of privacy policy changes from large companies with extensive customer databases, and the need for new contractual agreements between employer and employee regarding the handling, processing, and distribution of personal information.

In short, the POPI Act aims to protect personal information from both parties. However, it empowers the employer to regulate certain aspects of personal information usage, access, and protection. Therefore, you should take the time to familiarise yourself with the POPI Act and ensure that you understand your end of the Act in terms of protecting your employer’s and your own personal information.

Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your first choice when you seek professional and specialist legal services regarding Labour and Employment Law in South Africa. Feel free to contact us on 011 234 2125 or email us at for details on how we can assist your today.

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