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I have a friend that just phoned me . The company opened its door in December and said that they will pay weekly wages. Then they changed it to a monthly salary in after the first week. All the employees of the company just received a letter to say that the company will not be paying salaries this month what must she do

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Good Morning and sorry we are in South Africa

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No not yet I told her to go in other wise they might fire her for not pitching up

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Not that I know of but the letter was given to all the employees

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Did they give any reason why they will not be paying salaries?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you very much

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Sorry I dont have so much money available now can we just chat please

Yes, we are currently chatting.

What was the reason given why the salaries will not be paid?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi Sir sorry I can't get hold of my friend so I can't give you the answers I will accept that we can't resolve this case

Thank you, ***** ***** me at least give you some information.

The employer MUST pay the employees - there is no way around it. So, if their salaries are less than R15 000,00 I suggest that she issues a summons from the small claims court, otherwise, if it is more, they can claim from the labour Court or the Magistrate's Court.

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