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Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business...

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

Labour dept gets tough on Employment Equity Compliance

In July this year, 72 JSE-listed companies were identified as the subject of employment equity reviews by the Department of Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES)...

6 Nov 2017

Cabinet approves National Minimum Wage

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill...

3 Nov 2017

Moyane may have to explain at KPMG probe

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has put together a panel with inquisitorial powers to investigate KPMG employees...

By Natasha Marrian 3 Nov 2017

50 JSE Securities companies not compliant with EE Act

A total of 50 JSE Securities-listed companies, including the JSE itself, have been found to be non-compliant with the Employment Equity (EE) Act...

31 Oct 2017

Only the board can appoint SABC executives

The executive members of the SABC should be appointed solely by the board without any requirement of approval by the minister of communications, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday...

18 Oct 2017

Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday...

By Kyle Cowan 17 Oct 2017

Will the new minimum wage be enough?

The new National Minimum Wage has finally been tabled and it is causing consternation across country and company. Pressing questions remain around the still low amount, and its viability in the current economy...

13 Oct 2017

Clover management and workers at odds over 'illegal' strike action

A wage dispute has led to workers at Clover in Port Elizabeth embarking on a strike until two demands are met...

By Riaan Marais 28 Sep 2017

Do employees have the right to resign to avoid disciplinary action?

The resignation of KPMG's CEO and other senior executive and board members, following suspected dubious dealings with the Gupta family and SARS, raises questions around employee and employer rights...

28 Sep 2017

Section 41 register not published - how does this affect employment equity compliance?

For South African businesses, employment equity compliance plays a crucial role in B-BBEE scoring as it falls within the five pillars of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice...

27 Sep 2017

Too early for interdict - judge tells 'melodramatic' Vlok Symington

The Pretoria High Court on Friday dismissed an urgent application by SA Revenue Service (SARS) official Vlok Symington to halt disciplinary proceedings against him.

By Kyle Cowan 26 Sep 2017

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

SAN FRANCISCO, US: A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work...

18 Sep 2017

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International

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

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