SAIBA members based in South Africa and Namibia now have access to a Legal Phone In Helpline, provided by LegalSense.
The support is limited to general legal advice related to labour, contracts, debt collection, directors duties and personal liability.
The helpline DOES NOT include or cover technical accounting or tax queries. Technical accounting or tax queries forms part of the Technical Direction and Tax Helpline support below.
A phone in service to a qualified attorney for business and personal legal issues.
What is covered under business related advice
Workplace Dispute Resolutions with Unions, Compliance with the Labour Relations Act & Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Basic guide on UIF and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries & Diseases Act, Employment Contracts Written warnings, disciplinary hearings and CCMA or Bargaining Council matters, HR Policies and Procedures, Retrenchment Procedures, Other labour related matters which affect the member, such as POPI, COVID-19 compliance etc.
- Contracts and Policies:
The drafting, perusing and revising of contracts, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Lease Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Letters of Engagement, General Terms and Conditions, Customer and Supplier Agreements, Loan Agreements, Acknowledgements of Debt, Credit Applications and any other form of legally binding document, Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements Franchise agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Buy and sell Agreements
- Debt Collection
What is covered under personal related advice
- Family law
Marriage, divorce, co-habitation, maintenance and visitation, domestic violence
- Labour law
Employment, dismissals, retrenchments, grievances
- Consumer Protection
Issues with goods and/or services purchased
- Property law, municpal bylaws, and rental issues
A free reward to SAIBA designation holders at no additional cost. (Value: R10 000 pa)
How to access this service
SAIBA members can log into their membership profiles from within www.saiba.org.za and then navigate to LegalHelpline.
SAIBA has provided a number of guides, videos and PowerPoint slides that will assist accountants with understanding their responsibilities in terms the various types of engagements: