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WHEN IS DISMISSAL FAIR FOR A FAKE CV?

We read about it all too often – employees being hired on the basis of fake qualifications, degrees they were never awarded, experience and training they never received.

When (it’s usually “when” not “if”) their dishonesty comes to light, what can you as the hoodwinked employer do about it?

Let’s have a look at a perfect example - the case of an 82 year old financial manager who claimed (entirely falsely) to be a Chartered Accountant.

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Bitcoin and the Law – Is It Legal, What About Tax, and Can You Leave it to Your Heirs?

We can’t tell you whether or not you should invest in Bitcoin or in any of the many other cryptocurrencies out there. That’s strictly a decision for you and your financial advisers.

But if you are already an investor or plan to become one, you should know how our law regards these alternative currencies. We discuss whether they are legal, whether you have any protection under law, how SARS plans to tax them, whether you need to register for VAT, and whether you can leave them to your heirs when you die (and if so, how you should do so).

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LANDLORD V TENANT: CONSIDER THE TRIBUNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION OPTION

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you will both suffer if you come to blows, particularly if you end up fighting in court.

So if communication and negotiation don’t resolve your differences, and provided that your lease is for a residential property like a house or apartment, you should know that you have easy, cheap and quick access to the mediation services of the Rental Housing Tribunal.

Let’s have a look at when and how you should consider that route.

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Facebook Defamation – The Truth is not Enough!

No one wants to be sued for defamation. Apart from the public embarrassment (the media loves this sort of story, particularly where there’s a Social Media angle), emotions tend to run high so you will be embroiled in litigation that is as unpleasant as it is costly and time-hungry.

A recent High Court case sounds yet another warning to be careful what you post online, even if you believe that what you are saying is nothing more than the simple truth. Here’s what the Court said…

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Successful entrepreneurs and corporates understand that a happy, healthy workplace environment is a productive one, and that a productive office is a key driver of profitability.

Now picture such a productive office, what springs to mind? What is its colour scheme, how much light is there? Is the temperature comfortable, how are the noise levels, is there a subtle fragrance in the air?

Create your own checklist for creating a really productive office with “5 Office Design Hacks That Will Increase Employee’s Productivity” on the Dumb Little Man website.
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FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: HOUSE SALES AND THE VAT INCREASE

What rate of VAT applies to you if you bought or sold property before the 1 April increase from 14% to 15%?

There’s a lot at stake here - if for example you bought a house from a developer for R10m + VAT, that extra 1% adds R100,000 to your cost.

Let’s have a look at what SARS has to say about it, and at a little-known (until now) section of the VAT Act that provides some relief to residential property buyers…

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POPI: AN EXISTING RISK, A RIGHT ROYAL RUCKUS, AND THE EU DEADLINE

The very strict enforcement provisions of POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act) aren’t in effect yet, but we are at risk even now for any failure to safeguard personal information.

A high-profile illustration comes from the media fallout following an insurance company’s sales call to King Goodwill Zwelithini. A recording of the call found its way onto social media, triggering threats of a damages claim.

And did you know that the European Union’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will, from 25 May apply to some South African businesses?

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DO YOU READ ONLINE TERMS AND CONDITIONS? YOU SHOULD AND HERE’S WHY

They’re everywhere online – tick boxes asking us to agree to a whole plethora of terms and conditions before we can order a new bicycle, or subscribe to a magazine, or use a website service. Most of us have become very relaxed about “ticking” away blindly, but a recent High Court case shows just what a risk we take when we do that.

We discuss the case of the online gambler who thought he’d won R5m and was most put out when the bookmaker directed him to a clause in the Ts and Cs limiting him to a R1m payout.

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HOW TO AVOID DISPUTES OVER JOINTLY OWNED PROPERTY

Pooling your resources with someone else to buy property can make a lot of sense, whether you plan to share a house, a holiday home, an office or just an excellent investment.

Just remember the old Roman law maxim “co-ownership is the mother of disputes”. Plan upfront for the day that relationships sour or disagreements arise. Otherwise you risk all the hassle, cost and delay of dispute and litigation.

Luckily there’s a simple solution. Read on for your pre-purchase checklist…

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WILLS AND ESTATES: COST OF DYING RISES WITH MASTER’S FEES INCREASE

The executor of a deceased estate pays a variety of costs and liabilities out of the proceeds of the estate’s assets before distributing the balance to the heirs.

One of those costs is the fees charged by the Master of the High Court, and they have recently been updated after many years. The increases are substantial, with the previous maximum fee of R600 now rising to R7,000.

Full details in this explanatory table…

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