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What rights do employees have to legal representation during disciplinary hearings?

The recent postponement of suspended Eskom executive Mathsela Koko's disciplinary hearing highlights just how costly and drawn out disciplinary procedures can be when lawyers become involved in the process...

9 Nov 2017

Sibanye locks up three-year wage agreement with unions

Sibanye-Stillwater has locked the three unions at its Kroondal PGM operations into a three-year wage agreement.

9 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

Sibanye rescues Beatrix, but places Cooke under care and maintenance

Sibanye-Stillwater says it has completed the consultation process with stakeholders to determine the fate of its struggling Cooke and Beatrix West operations...

1 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

Labour to discuss occupational health, COIDA

The Department of Labour's Compensation Fund (CF) and its stakeholders will next week discuss issues related to compliance with the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA)...

27 Oct 2017

How do you define a worker in a gig economy?

Uber drivers in the United Kingdom are just one example of how the digitisation is changing the way we define employees...

17 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

East London to host SADC labour summit

Labour sector representatives will converge in East London for a Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting...

12 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

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These five US companies offer flex jobs for disabled and homebound workers

Although there are strong labor laws in effect for people with disabilities, few companies go beyond federal requirements for making the workplace accessible. This typically means providing specific types of restrooms with wide doors and ramps in lieu of stairs so that the disabled can enter the workplace. There are, however, top companies that go above and beyond what is mandated by law.

Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Top four ways to respond to an uncertain business climate

The economy is rarely stable. On some occasions, it's less stable than others, though. During those chaotic days, you must have a plan for how to run your company. Otherwise, you'll become another statistic about failed businesses. Here are four ways to respond to an uncertain business climate.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Nov 2017

Four ways the wrong janitor can ruin your business

As a business owner, you'll need different functional departments for the smooth running of the company because you can't do it all on your own.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 13 Nov 2017

How to run a business while pursuing a personal injury claim

So, you're used to taking the bull by the horns, taking charge, and getting things done your way. Becoming injured and being in the middle of a personal injury claim can change a business owner who's used to running his company like a roaring lion into a timid kitten. For once, you won't be able to get up and run your own errands and the idea of holding an emergency meeting in the middle of the day has to fall by the wayside while you're busy giving a deposition. Getting involved in a civil personal injury action is a slow and arduous process. You may think your case is about to be settled only to hear from your attorney a few days later and be right back to square one. So, if you own a business, approach your pending personal injury claim in the same way that you'd run your company.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Oct 2017

Five nifty products that will help you increase your workplace safety

Creating a safe working environment should be the topmost priority of every organisation. This way, the safety of the employees, visitors, clients, consultants, inspectors and the likes can be guaranteed.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 9 Oct 2017

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