McCarthy Attorneys Inc

Month: March 2020

Claiming COVID-19 Benefits-UIF

COVID-19 And Compliance With The Occupational Health And Safety Act (OHSA)

With the arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the 15th of March 2020 and provided clear guidelines for the country’s response to the viral outbreak. Decisive action has been taken by the State to curb the spread of the virus. At this time, employers need …

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Landmark Judgement In Land Claims Case

In a remarkable turn of events, after working for fourteen years representing a group of landowners from the Karkloof area in defending a land claim (which was degazetted and then regazetted), the Honourable Acting Judge President Meer handed down a historical judgment. McCarthy & Associates Attorney Rob McCarthy, who represented the landowners, said his clients …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health & Safety Measures In The Workplace

In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his recent address to South Africa, implemented certain preventative measures and provided guidelines to citizens to prevent the virus from being further dispersed. Chief among these measures is that of social-distancing and of allowing employees to work from home. However, working from …

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Judge Bars Lawyers From Collecting Fees For “Vexatious” Land Claim Case

A 14-year land claim legal battle has ended in a loss for the claimants and an extraordinary court order barring their lawyers from claiming any fees. The claim against 19 landowners in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, mainly dairy farmers in the Karkloof area, was first lodged by the Luhlwini Mchunu Community in 2006. Continue Reading If …

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