Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Advice

Article posted in the General Law category on 31-03-2020 10:19:43

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which is currently impacting on virtually every country on the planet has caused huge legal disputes between people because of uncertainty in complying with legal obligations contained in agreements. If you are affected, and you need advice from a lawyer, please let us know.

There are many people whose lease agreements end on 31 March 2020, and they are now required to vacate the leased property and move. But in terms of the regulations, they are not allowed leaving their residences. This means that these people are required, by law, to remain in the leased property even though their leases have expired, and even though new tenants are waiting to move in.

How does a landlord deal with this situation? What can be done, and what are the legal rights of the parties?

There are also many people whose employment is suffering as a result of the closing down of the businesses that they work for. Is the employer legally obliged to continue paying salaries to the staff, or what is the story? Can the employer simply refuse to pay staff because of the "No work; No pay" policy?

How does an employer deals with this situation?

Can the employer retrench his staff because of the Coronavirus pandemic? What is the procedure here, and is it too late to retrench staff members?

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