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Where to get Legal Agreements online?

Every one of us needs to use legal contracts, agreements and documents at some point in life. The process of getting them drafted accurately is not only time consuming: it also requires an experienced person to do it. Getting legal agreements online is a convenient way of purchasing your legal contracts. Agreements Online is one reliable site that you can visit for professional agreements, contracts, documents and forms.

Types of Employment Policies & Procedures

Employment Policies and Procedures are necessary for the business owner to establish company rules and procedures and to ensure that their employees fully understand their rights, obligations and the necessary steps to take in various employment-related situations. After reading and signing an Employment Contract that references the employer’s policies & procedures, the employee becomes bound to abide by the Employment Policies and rules of the employer. A company’s Employment Policies must comply with South African labour law, and must not violate the employees’ rights. However, they are enforceable if drafted and implemented correctly, and form a useful tool in protecting the interests of the company.

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The Will-Making Guide

Our will is not always something we want to think about. However, it can mean the difference between calm and order at the time of our death or complete chaos. Constructing a will when you are of sound mind and able is extremely important. This will help ensure that your wishes are followed through and your possessions are distributed as you want them.

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Selling your Car

The Sale of Vehicle Contract

One of the things you should have when you sell your car is a Sale of Vehicle Contract. This is one of the most important legal agreements to have when selling your car or any other vehicle (whether you’re selling your boat, bike or bakkie). Before you sell your vehicle, you need to make sure you have all of your paperwork in order. If you have had your car for a while, this should be fairly simple. You need your title, current registration, and insurance information. You just need to make sure that all the information on these documents is correct. Some people move and forget to update their address, or have a name change by marriage, and while these things may not seem important at the time, they can be when it comes to transferring information to a new owner.

Shareholders’ Agreements

A Shareholders’ Agreement is an important document to confirm the rights of the shareholders apropos each other and other stakeholders in the business, as well as to specify how the shareholders intend for the company to operate. A shareholders agreement fills in the gaps on issues where the law remains silent. The agreement is a blend of company law and contract law, with the understanding that statutory requirements must be observed at all times.

Remarriage and your Will

Ideally, there should not be any necessity for estate planning. In a congenial family atmosphere, surviving members would amicably divide everything equitably and set matters at rest.

In Utopia, maybe. But not in the real world.

In reality, the differences, dissentions, and squabbles often witnesses among the surviving members of the deceased’s family make estate planning an indispensable exercise. It acquires added significance in the case of a second (or third!) marriages.

Domestic Workers’ Sector

Overview of the Sectoral Determination 7: Domestic Workers Sector 

Employment Contracts

People who employ domestic workers (cleaners, housekeepers, helpers, care-givers, gardeners) are required to register them with UIF and must have a proper Employment Contract with them.  A copy of the contract of employment must be kept for a period of three years after the domestic worker has left the service of employment. If the domestic worker refuses to sign the contract of employment, it does not mean the contract of employment is invalid. A refusal to sign should be noted on the contract, and a witness should sign that the document was handed to the employee. It is the employee’s right to have the contract of employment explained point by point and to understand what it contains.

Dealing with Incapacity

With the fierce competitiveness facing most industries today, your business cannot afford to turn a blind eye to employees that simply aren’t performing. In addition to the direct expenses of having a poor performer on your payroll, there are also the hidden costs of correcting their mistakes, dealing with customer complaints, and the additional time needed to performance manage the employee. It is possible to dismiss an employee for incapacity. But if you would prefer to avoid the CCMA, this must be done very, very carefully!

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Contracts and Agreements

These are the criteria that must be met for a written contract to be legally valid

Written Contracts, Agreements & Legal Documents

There was a time when people did business on a hand-shake. And if they encountered any problems, they’d take the dispute to court, and the court would decide on the matter. These days, most people prefer to enter into a written contract. With some exceptions, verbal agreements are still valid and can be upheld. But having a contract in writing lends certainty to what the parties have agreed. If something goes wrong, a properly written contract can protect both parties.

Constructive Dismissal

Finally, “that” employee hands in her resignation. There is a collective sigh of relief in the office. But the respite is all too brief. The next thing you know, the employee files a complaint with the CCMA for constructive dismissal. Labour specialists frequently find themselves facing questions about constructive dismissal. Employees want to know whether or not they can claim, and employers ask what steps they can take to successfully avoid or defend a claim of constructive dismissal.