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Public sector unions sign wage deal

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has welcomed the conclusion of the collective agreement on wage increases in the public service...

2 days ago

Are we doing enough to protect our whistleblowers?

It takes a very special person to be a whistleblower, as their motives are very seldom for self-gain but rather to pursue social justice...

By Lucinda Hinxman 21 Jul 2021

Caught looting? It could cost you your job...

Businesses in South Africa have been seeking advice on how to deal with the impact of recent riots, unrest and looting...

By Johan Botes 19 Jul 2021

CCMA operations remain suspended in KZN, Gauteng

Operations of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will remain suspended on Friday in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal...

16 Jul 2021

How to manage key employment issues during times of unrest and looting

Employers seeking an appropriate response to the civil unrest and public looting in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa will have to consider different factual circumstances...

By Lizle Louw, Kate Collier, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Shane Johnson and Mbali Nkosi 15 Jul 2021

Unpacking the complexities of ETI

The Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) scheme is designed to encourage employers to hire young work seekers by sharing costs...

14 Jul 2021

Ban on social gatherings - no longer just a suggestion

When South Africa moved to level 4, on 1 May 2020, social gatherings were not allowed. In the latest Covid direction, all social gatherings are outlawed...

By Jonathan Goldberg 2 Jul 2021

Dismissed for not observing workplace Covid-19 protocols? What is fair...

Here we unpack two rulings which deal with dismissing employees for failing to observe Covid-19 protocols - one deemed fair, one not...

By Nivaani Moodley and Shane Johnson 1 Jul 2021

Dual faces of the gig economy and ride-hailing industry

Many gig workers are not protected by law, and if we focus on the new categories of workers, such as those working for Uber, the legal landscape is exciting and problematic...

By Denine Smit and Grey Stopforth 22 Jun 2021

Calculating severance pay after retirement age

When an employee is retrenched after retirement age, on what length of service should their severance pay be calculated...?

By Jonathan Goldberg 21 Jun 2021

How employers can set boundaries for remote workers

While many South Africans have taken to remote working with enthusiasm, the question of when to switch off from work is a looming challenge...

By Melissa Cogger and Leila de Saude 17 Jun 2021

Revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace advises on employee vaccine protocol

A revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace sets out the regulations on vaccines and guidelines for employers considering mandatory vaccinations of employees...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson and Heather Mudau 14 Jun 2021

UIF intervenes in Qebherha taxi industry protests over Ters benefits

The labour department has begun an intervention process into the stalemate between the taxi industry and other groupings in Qebherha over Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters)...

10 Jun 2021

Can you lose your job over a WhatsApp conversation?

If you don't think that "secret" WhatsApp chat you had with your colleagues can't potentially cost you your job, think again...

By Nicol Myburgh 7 Jun 2021






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