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No work, no pay: the Covid-19 salary crisis

Companies have been facing tough decisions over the past few months, particularly those with employees who cannot work during the crisis...

16 Sep 2020

TERS to be extended until end of National State of Disaster

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits until the end of the national state of disaster...

By Joon Chong and Shane Johnson 15 Sep 2020

Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissals

The pandemic brought with it a slew of realisations for business owners; one such an epiphany is how most organisations need fewer employees to remain functional. But using Covid-19 as a reason for retrenching a surplus of employees constitutes unfair dismissal...

10 Sep 2020

Can an employee be dismissed for lodging a false grievance?

Dismissing an employee for lodging a false grievance does not amount to an automatically unfair dismissal...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund management

Law enforcement agencies are working together to probe the breaches of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS)...

3 Sep 2020

UIF Commissioner suspended

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on Wednesday suspended the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping...

2 Sep 2020

Cabinet establishes IMC on employment of foreign nationals

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Cabinet has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the Employment of Foreign Nationals...

28 Aug 2020

Necessary changes to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace

On 20 August 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour in South Africa published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Draft Code), for public comment...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 27 Aug 2020

Disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace

Women are unable to escape disparate treatment in the workplace, with even the current global pandemic causing greater upheaval for them compared to their male counterparts...

By Johan Botes 25 Aug 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

Amendment to EE Act seeks to address B-BBEE decline

The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission's latest report on trends shows an overall decline across almost all measured elements, despite SA's substantial legislative and regulatory framework, intended to ensure economic empowerment...

By Candice Meyer, Daveraj Sauls & Deon Visagie 14 Aug 2020

Private sector records slight improvement in safety compliance

The Department of Employment and Labour's Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) has recorded a slight improvement in safety compliance in the private sector, while the government sector has seen a slight decline...

13 Aug 2020

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, Mbali Nkosi, and Tsholofelo Mofokeng 6 Aug 2020

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