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Mental health and the labour law

How should employers deal with employees struggling with mental health from an employment law perspective? Learn how to deal with these issues in a way that's effective, supportive and legally correct...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 3 days ago

Can employers embark on redeployment before retrenchment processes commence?

The recent case of ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited v NUMSA, unpacked what is meant by avoiding job losses indicating a possible change in section 189 requirements...

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 3 days ago

Executives need social media contracts

Executives have cited reputation as one of their top risk factors according to numerous reports. Fake news, fake social media accounts and cyber security are increasing the reputational risk in the digital world...

24 May 2017

Court finds employer liable for back pay

The Constitutional Court has ruled that back pay was a judgment debt and therefore not prescribed in the recent case of National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa obo Moses Fohlisa & 41 Others/Hendor Mining Supplies (A division of Marschalk Beleggings).

24 May 2017

Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

22 May 2017

Guide to visa requirements for work in Africa

Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions...

19 May 2017

New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributions

There has been payroll confusion, since the Minister of Labour announced on 17 March an amendment to the ‘scale of benefits' described in the Unemployment Insurance Act 2001, which had to be implemented from 1 April 2017...

By Arlene Leggat 17 May 2017

Can employers be held liable for malicious prosecution claims arising from internal disciplinary proceedings?

In Mahlangu v Minister of Police, the employer laid charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against Mahlangu, which resulted in his suspension for approximately four months pending an investigation. The charges were subsequently withdrawn...

By Nicholas Preston and Sean Jamieson 17 May 2017

Labour dept calls for harsher punishment for non-compliance on EE

The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, said at the launch of the South African Employment Equity (EE) Annual Report for the 2015/2016 that there was a lack of appetite among South African corporates for transformation and that her department would have no option but to consider harsher consequences for the lack of transformation.

16 May 2017

Is a disciplinary hearing still valid if it is not formal?

A recent judgement on an informal disciplinary hearing has indicated that procedural fairness is determined on a case-by-case basis and that a disciplinary enquiry need not always be ‘formalistic'...

By Ndumiso Zwane, Bheki Nhlapho and David Pule 12 May 2017

Payroll compliance needs formally qualified personnel

Organisations must maintain payroll compliance to ensure they do not face unexpected fines, lose essential funds or suffer reputational damage...

11 May 2017

Employment Equity stats remain unchanged

The 17th Annual Report of the Commission for Employment Equity indicates 68.5% of top management positions at South African companies are still occupied by white South Africans...

9 May 2017

‘No work, no money' upheld in recent judgement

In the recently decided case of Mpanza and Another v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Correctional Services and Others, the employees sought an order declaring the deductions from their remuneration to be in contravention of the Public Services Act...

By Hugo Pienaar and Riola Kok 9 May 2017

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International

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU (SU) Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC).

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

A guide to expertly mastering negotiation in five simple steps

If perfected, the art of negotiation will bring significant benefits in the workplace and help to achieve optimum results. It's a skill that will improve and develop the output of micro and macro projects, help with coming to proposal and budget agreements with prospective clients, and provide confidence when requesting a pay rise.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2017

Things to consider when it comes to starting a business internationally

While starting your business in the United States is a routine matter if you are an American citizen, there are many more things to consider when starting a business in another country.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Apr 2017

Things that small business owners should know about health insurance

Any company that has no less than two but no more than fifty full-time employees is classified as a small business. If you operate a small business, you have to know what the rules are when it comes to health insurance. It'll be tough to find the best health insurance quotes in California if you don't know what you're getting yourself into.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

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