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Government announces new National Minimum Wage rate

The Department of Employment and Labour says the new rate for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked will now be R20.76...

5 hours ago

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

By Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

What you need to know about sick notes

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

By Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020...

By Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

What you should know about the proposed Employment Tax Incentive amendments

On Tuesday 26 November 2019, a number of tax-related bills were passed by the National Assembly and are currently being deliberated by the National Council of Provinces...

3 Feb 2020

ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Association of Mine Workers and Construction Union and Others v Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine Limited and Others. In this matter, the constitutionality of Section 189(1) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) was debated...

27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020

As we embrace a global world, the way that companies reward and remunerate should be keeping pace with these changes. But are they?

By Nicol Mullins 27 Jan 2020

Planning for public holidays and your business in 2020

South Africa has 13 official public holidays and in 2020, enjoys 14 as one falls on a Sunday. Employers should consider the effect on the workplace and implement measures to address the impact on work...

By Faan Coetzee 17 Jan 2020

Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights

Major improvements are in the pipeline for the rights of workers in the film and television industry...

13 Jan 2020

Labour department engages agriculture sector

The Department of Labour is set to engage farmworkers, farmers and labour tenants to assess the working conditions and level of compliance with various pieces of labour legislations...

10 Jan 2020

Parental leave benefits amended for employees

Under the Basic Condition of Employment Act, employees who wish to access the revised parental leave benefits of 10 days per annum are now able to do so with full rights. These revised benefits, published on 23 December 2019 in Gazette 42925, came into effect on 1 January 2020...

3 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Management site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Resignation with immediate effect - separate rulings confuse the matter

It is trite law that certain prescribed periods of notice become applicable upon termination of any employment relationship between an employer and an employee...

By Sandile Tom 2 Dec 2019

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