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I entered into a permanent employment contract with a firm

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Good day, I entered into a...
Good day,
I entered into a permanent employment contract with a firm based in Saudi, though I worked remotely from South Africa. Payment was always late and I took issue with that. At the third month I handed in my resignation. I am still awaiting payment for August as well as the first week of September.
I would appreciate some input into who I might engage to begin legal proceedings to collect on the owed payment which is now more nearly a month over due.
Thanks,
Emile
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: South Africa Law
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Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 2 years ago
Freddie Lombard
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Good morning Emile,

Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

Can you tell me where the company is based that employed you? In other words, where is the head office of the employer?

Regards

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Freddie,
Their head office is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.The company is www.addvantum.com
Lawyer: Freddie Lombard, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Thank you Emile,

In that case your employment contract will not be governed by SA law, as your employer is not subject to South African Laws and your place of employment was outside the republic of South Africa.

I will opt-out as I am unable to assist you.

Regards

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Lawyer: Mike Otis, Legal Advisor replied 2 years ago
Mike Otis
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Dear Emilie,

Does your former employer have any assets or other business interests inside the border of SA?

Regards,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello Mike,I need advice in how to proceed with legal action outside our borders. The company does not have any local office, that's why I am asking the question.If you're not able to provide advice, then could the charges to my card be reversed, please?Thanks,
Emile
Lawyer: Mike Otis, Legal Advisor replied 2 years ago

I'll alert the website administrator that you are requesting a refund.

Best of luck,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Please process a full refund as you were not able to render service. A further charge of R695 has just gone through on my card.Please reverse all charges as per your no answer no charge guarantee. Please also provide proof of receipt of this request and refund.Kind thanks,
Emile
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have not received an answer to my question that is in ANY way useful. You just keep on piling up the charges. Once more today - R694. Please call me so I can collect on your satisfaction guarantee. I expect a full refund of all moneys collected.
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