Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

The concept of “maternity leave” has been around in our law for a long time, and the journey towards extending the concept to employees other than mothers has been a long one, marked latterly by much delay and confusion over implementation of new legislation addressing the issue. Last year in particular employers and employees were …

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Directors: Be Careful, You Will Be Held More Accountable In 2020

Being a company director (or a senior manager) comes with onerous duties and risks which require constant management. And 2020 is shaping up to be a year in which you will find yourself under increasing scrutiny, with the NPA now showing a distinct appetite for charging delinquent directors criminally, and with the ongoing risk of …

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Your Shareholder Agreement versus Your Memorandum of Incorporation – There Is Only One Winner

Shareholder agreements, as the backbone of shareholder relationships, form a vital part of any company’s potential for stability, success and profitability. But what happens if your shareholder agreement conflicts with your company’s MOI (Memorandum of Incorporation)? Worse still, what if either of them are at variance with the Company’s Act? Which of the three takes …

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