14 April 2020 by Sara-Jayne King
It’s a difficult time for businesses in South Africa, many of whom are facing a catastrophic loss of revenue as a result of the current Covid-19 crisis.
Many employers are agonising over what the future holds not only for them but for their staff too.
In light of that, local labour law consultancy Strata-G is offering its services for free via telephone to business and individuals needing employment law advice.
Legal director Advocate Tertius Wessels explains:
Employers can make use of various hotlines…these are free…and they are there to provide employers with legal guidance on how to deal with labour-related issues that might arise during the lockdown period.Advocate Tertius Wessels, Legal director – Strata-G
Since we launched the hotline on April 1 we’ve been inundated with queries and it’s quite concerning to see that there are a number of employers who are not sure what they need to do for their employees during the lockdown.Advocate Tertius Wessels, Legal director – Strata-G
We’ve found the most effective way to deal with this is for employers to consolidate the queries from their employees and make use of these hotlines.Advocate Tertius Wessels, Legal director – Strata-G
The hotlines operate between 9am and 5pm Monday- Friday.
Tertius Wessels – 079 887 0742 Werniech van Blerk – 083 551 7162 Michael Hatherell – 066 486 9566 Nombuso Ndlovu – 071 604 3272 Charlene Roux – 082 656 5879 Justin Hattingh – 071 604 3553
Alternatively, you can email your query to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Cape Talk at https://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/380693/legal-hotline-set-up-for-employers-affected-by-covid-19-and-it-s-free