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Themis Law Chambers are the offices of Themis Commercial Legal Advisors (Pty) Ltd, a professional and experienced team of commercial law specialists, and Hayes Incorporated, a firm of attorneys with wide ranging expertise in multiple areas of the law. Our team is dedicated to adding legal value to clients’ legal needs by ensuring our services are as comprehensive and cost-effective as possible. We are dedicated to providing each matter the necessary individual attention whilst maintaining a professional relationship with our clients.
"Our business required the services of a lawyer on a couple of occasions during the past 18 months. As a small business we are sensitive to costs but it was necessary for us to get expert advice. The advice and course of action to follow was always professional and astute and we referred clients to Themis since then. We felt the fees were good value. The biggest advantage for us however was that we felt Melanie to be extremely approachable and sensitive to our issues at the time and we felt she had our best interests at heart. This is not something we associated with law firms."Paperpilot, Director, Paperpilot
"The highly skilled and professional team at Themis takes care of all our legal matters. They care about our business as much as we do and have become true partners in our success story."Val De Vie Estate
"Dedicated, business oriented, and knowledgeable"Ameropa
"As our attorneys for nearly ten years, Themis have provided us with a customised professional service distinguished by their ability to respond quickly and efficiently to our needs"Propertysmith
"“The Business world today is tough, demanding and fast-paced. You were instrumental on getting a number of our restructuring deals done successfully. We especially value your responsiveness to deal with matters on hand and your ability to draft the precise legal documents necessary to capture the transaction terms in a straight and uncomplicated manner. We are looking forward to work with you again, and would recommend you whole heartedly”"Freshvest
Automatic termination clauses feature in employment contracts, ostensibly intended to operate as a mechanism by which an employment relationship can be terminated. Automatic termination clauses are per se not illegal and can actually, in certain respects, be permissible.
On 01 August 2014 the Employment Equity Amendment Act of 2013 (EEAA) took effect bringing with it material changes to the Employment Equity Act of 1998 (EEA). The changes were in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention(s) and other international labour standards binding on South Africa.
On 01 January 2015 significant legislative changes to South African labour law took place when provisions of the Labour Relations Amendment Act of 2014 (LRAA) were effected. The amendments drastically changed the regulation on inter alia employees working via temporary employment services i.e. labour brokers, part time employees, and employees working under fixed term contracts, the latter of which is the topic of discussion.