COMMENTARY ON CERTAIN ASPECTS PROVIDED UNDER THE LABOUR AMENDMENT BILL, 2021


Cephas Mavhondo & Taurai Mrewa


Executive Summary

Various amendments to the Labour Act (Chapter 28:01) hereinafter called “the Act”,  are being crafted and the relevant Bill was approved by the Cabinet.[1] We took the opportunity to go through the … Read the rest

Deduction from Wages/Salaries Upon Failure by an Employee to Serve a Notice Period

1.     Introduction One recurring situation in labour relations is where an employee resigns and decides to leave employment without honouring or giving the employer the requisite notice. Without the consent of the employee in question, some employers simply proceed to … Read the rest...

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