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Welcome to the Legal Advice Office in South Africa

The Legal Advice Office offers affordable Legal Advice as well as Legal and Paralegal Services throughout South Africa.

Our legal advice and services are based on 40 years of experience in the professional legal field.  As a purely internet based legal consultancy business, we pride ourselves in personal, professional and efficient service at affordable rates and undertake to revert to our clients within 48 hours of their query being received by us.

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fake sick leave

The abuse of sick leave by employees is a pandemic that affects many employers.

Last week we had an inquiry; part of which read as follows:

“I employ through my small engineering business 16 employees, but I have a constant issue with sick leave. How can I deal with this issue fairly with my staff; and yet, at the same time, stop abuse by my employees; which is a real practical and financial problem for my business.”

Today; we will try to elaborate on this issue and cover the above topics.

 Facebook fight 2

Simply to say that the allegation you make is the truth is NOT Enough.

In a defamation action between two parties where the one (A) has defamed the other (B); the defending party (A) can raise the defence of TRUTH ie “what I said was the truth.”

This does NOT necessarily apply to social media defamation.

 Let us take an example:

Perhaps you are engaged in a bitter dispute. Perhaps it’s a fight over money, a business venture gone awry, a family feud, or a messy divorce, a disaffected employee, or perhaps a vengeful neighbour.

 You decide to resort to Social Media “to tell the truth” about your nemesis. You feel totally safe doing so – after all, our Constitution protects our rights to free speech, the Internet is a bastion of Freedom of Information, nothing said online is “real”, and anyway who can object to you telling the truth? Wrong!

commercial lease ending

Landlords often refer to an early cancellation of a lease agreement by the tenant as “a breach of contract.” This is not the case.

At The Legal Advice Office, we receive emails every single week from tenants who want to inquire about the possibility of terminating their lease agreements.

There are many reasons for this. Some are purely financial reasons, some because their businesses are not viable, sometimes it is because they want to relocate either from one city or town to another or simply to change the venue for their business.

In other case, it is because they were misled by the landlord or the agent at the time of entering the lease eg with regard to a misrepresentation as to the amount of anticipated foot traffic for their particular centre.

If you have valid grounds a lease agreement may be terminated and cancelled in terms of the common law.

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Legal Advice Office

South Africa

Kandelaar Street, Vermont, Hermanus
Phone: +27 (028) 316 2832
Email: info@legaladviceoffice.co.za

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