Lying on your CV: An update from Aug 2019 on the legal impact and importance of verification for Employers

The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, 2019, was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa in August 2019. Lying on your CV could now imply a fine or a prison sentence or both. The importance for clients and employers to use Professional Agencies such as Edge Executive Search for proper vetting and verification of new employees has again be highlighted. Following Edge blog at the time on the issue, ( See link below) we wanted to understand the risk and implication for clients and Employers now 7 months later. Joined by Caleb McKellar and Nadia Johnston from Andre Pienaar and Associates they provided insight into the legal implication and how important water- tight employment contracts are going forward to avoid damages to the employer.