McCarthy Attorneys Inc

Month: November 2020

Festive season Closures

Festive Season Closures

Please note that our offices will be closed from 23 December 2020 and will re-open on 6 January 2021.

If you need to get hold of us urgently during this period, kindly contact Rob McCarthy on his mobile – 083 274 1232.

Cannabis In The Workplace

Cannabis In The Workplace

Since the Constitutional Court judgement in 2018 pronouncing it is legal to consume, possess and grow a certain amount of cannabis “in private”, the Cannabis For Private Purposes Bill, once legislated, will help ‘clear the smoke’ of confusion surrounding this controversial practice.

Gone Before You’ve Left – Resigning After Being Disciplined, But Before A Sanction Is Given, And An Employee Resigning Without Giving Notice

It often occurs that before disciplinary action being taken against an employee, they will resign with immediate effect in the hopes of circumventing dismissal for misconduct and to avoid a tarnished disciplinary record. What happens if, however, disciplinary action has already taken place and the employee then resigns before the penalty of dismissal is given?

No Work, No Pay … What Do They Say?

With the lockdown restrictions and ensuing novel workplace closures and limitations, one of the most prevalent questions asked by both employers and employees has been whether employees should still be paid if they do not work.