Urgent Newsflash


Coronavirus: impact on the workplace - part 2

In our first newsflash on this topic, we discussed 9 key questions which we suggested Worklaw subscribers may need to consider. Since then the coronavirus has wreaked havoc with the already battered SA economy and we fear many businesses will not survive.

In this second newsflash, we suggest possible strategies for businesses under severe economic pressure as a result of the pandemic. We discuss -

Q1.   Possible government intervention

Q2.   Lay offs / short time / using annual leave

Q3.   Retrenchments and closures

Q4.   The effect of 'force majeure' / impossibility of performance.