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Searches, seizures and drug tests can legally be carried out at schools, but your child still has rights. Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
Can schools withhold the results of learners whose parents have been unable to pay school fees? Scorpion Legal Protection answers.
Going to be travelling this holiday season? Here’s Scorpion Legal Protection’s checklist to avoid legal and safety troubles.
There has always been some confusion about debt review, with many finding themselves being placed under the programme but not fully understanding how it will affect them. Scorpion shares some legal advice about debt review and what it means for you.
When last did you check your credit report? Scorpion Legal Protection shares 5 reasons why checking your credit report regularly will allow you to stay in control of your life.
Do you have a debt that you have forgotten about and suddenly you receive calls asking you to pay up? Scorpion explains what the law says and why you may not have to pay that debt.
We often talk about tenants’ rights, but landlords get taken advantage of as well, and can be stuck with bad, non-paying tenants who ruin their property. Scorpion explains how you can get rid of a tenant legally, so that you don’t find yourself in trouble with the courts at a later stage.
About 1.4 million homes were broken into over the last year according to StatsSA. Here’s Scorpion’s quick 3-step guide to reporting a break-in.
What happens when you realise that you may not be set up for a happy retirement because your employer has been making deductions from your salary but not paying over the contributions to the fund administrators? Scorpion Legal Protection talks about the laws that protect you and how to prevent this.
What does your family need to know about accessing your pension fund should you die before you retire? Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
When is a disciplinary hearing unfair? Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 5 situations.
Buying your first home can be exciting – and costly. This is why Scorpion Legal Protection’s lawyers want to share their legal advice for first-time homebuyers.
If your landlord isn’t holding up his end of the rental agreement by maintaining the property, why should you hold up yours by paying rent? Scorpion Legal Protection explains why withholding or refusing to pay rent isn’t the best choice.
What forms part of a landlord’s maintenance responsibilities? Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 3 things your landlord must pay for when it comes to maintenance and repairs of the rental property.
Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 2 facts about recording a disciplinary hearing in South Africa.
If you can’t pay maintenance, can you be prevented from seeing your child? Scorpion Legal Protection answers.
Ever wondered if your landlord is playing fair with your deposit for a rental property? Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 6 things your rental deposit may not be used for.
Sethu’s landlord is not fixing the plumbing issues with their toilet, but still insists that he pays the full rent each month. What are the landlord’s and tenant’s rights and responsibilities here? Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
You’ve gotten a SARS auto-assessment. It’s tempting to just accept it and move on, but you shouldn’t do this. Scorpion Legal Protection explains why.
What happens if you leave your job and don’t give back the company laptop? What if they never ask for it back and you just keep it, is this stealing? Can they call the police on you? Technically, no, here’s why – Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
You’re not married but you’re living together (called cohabitation). What are your legal rights if you separate? Do you have a claim on any monies? Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 3 must-know facts about cohabitation.
Scorpion Legal Protection gives you 5 things you need to know about sick leave.
What happens if you get injured while working, but you aren’t at the official work premises? Can you still claim? Scorpion Legal Protection answers a question posted by a follower on their Facebook page.
Have you or someone you know had their cell phone contract end but then still receive bills from the cell phone service provider? Scorpion Legal Protection tells you why that is and what you can do about it.
If you don’t have a valid will, do you know what will happen to your estate? Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
Looking to join a trade union but afraid of what your employer might do? Maybe you’re worried you’ll be discriminated against or that your boss will start treating you badly because of it.
Looking to get married? Scorpion Legal Protection explains the pros and cons of the different types of marriage contracts.
You take leave for a funeral, but things end up taking longer than you expected and now you need to extend your leave. Can your employer refuse? What if you take it anyway, can they fire you? Scorpion Legal Protection discusses.
Can you be fired “with immediate effect”? Yes and no. Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
Scorpion Legal Protection explains 5 times that being dismissed from your job is unfair and you can take legal action.
Can you check if your employer has registered you for UIF and is paying over the UIF money they deduct from your pay? Yes. Scorpion Legal Protection explains how.
Is there a law that says employers must provide a formal employment contract to their workers? The answer may surprise you. Read Scorpion Legal Protection’s answer here.
Who qualifies for expungement of a criminal record? Scorpion Legal Protection breaks it down here.
Need to get a police clearance certificate for criminal record, emigration, or travel and employment overseas? Scorpion Legal Protection explains the steps you need to take here.
It can be easy to feel intimidated at a roadblock. Scorpion breaks down 5 things officers may not do that you should know about.
Scorpion’s 5 must-know retrenchment facts to keep in mind in this tough economy.
What are the reasons why your application for South African citizenship could be rejected? Scorpion Legal Protection answers.
Your rental application has been accepted and you’re all ready to sign on the dotted line, but before you put your name to that legally-binding lease agreement, take a few minutes to go through Scorpion Legal Protection’s list of things to check before signing.
Does marrying a South African get you South African citizenship? Scorpion Legal Protection answers.
Stop! Before you sign your rental agreement, take 5 minutes to check Scorpion Legal Protection’s list of 4 hidden costs often snuck in.
About to sign a new employment contract? Make sure you aren’t surprised by these two things.
About to sign a new employment contract? Scorpion Legal Protection says you must check these three things first.
Money missing on your payslip? Scorpion Legal Protection explains what deductions your employer is and isn’t allowed to make.
Reginald* says his employer just deducted money from his pay, without him knowing or signing anything! Azikhiphi! Scorpion Legal Protection takes a look at the matter.
Apart from yelling at him and humiliating him in front of customers, Reggie’s* boss accused him of theft, and then gave him a letter of suspension. Is this fair? Scorpion Legal Protection explains.
How do you become the legal owner of land/property? It’s not just as simple as getting the original ownership documents. Scorpion Legal Protection explains the role of conveyancers and tips for making sure the process runs smoothly.
Julius’s* sister, who was working as a cleaner at the time, died and left behind dependent children. He wants to know if he can claim the money from her provident fund. Scorpion Legal Protection explains how provident fund money is paid out.