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Is your office space Covid-19 ready?

It's time for us to accept that this pandemic and social isolation are here for a while. But in addition to that, our reality has changed, possibly for good...

By Bongani Nhlapo 5 hours ago

Unpacking ETI tax relief

The latest Covid-19 tax relief measures announced by Treasury have brought about some much-needed relief for employers. The increased Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is a form of relief which all employers should harness...

By Bobby Wessels 29 May 2020

Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?

Employees returning to work from the Covid-19 lockdown will need to show reasonable justification if they halt work on the basis that they may be exposed to the virus...

By Kenneth Coster 29 May 2020

SAA retrenchment process heads to Labour Appeal Court

On Friday 8 May 2020, Labour Court Judge Andre van Niekerk delivered a devastating blow to the national airline's "premature" retrenchment process, which is set out to affect at least 5,000 employees...

By Malesela Letwaba 27 May 2020

UIF reaches out to domestic workers, farm labourers

The Department of Employment and Labour has begun efforts to reach domestic workers and farm labourers to enable them to benefit from the Covid-19 relief scheme...

15 May 2020

UIF pays R9.5 billion to workers

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed almost R9.5 billion through the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

8 May 2020

Further tax measures to combat impact of Covid-19

As part of the second phase economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic, National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available to small businesses. The draft legislation aims to clarify several matters which were previously the subject of uncertainty and introduces additional tax measures...

By Juanita van der Merwe 8 May 2020

Quarterly Labour Force data to be collected telephonically

Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke, has announced that Statistics South Africa will conduct data collection for key labour statistics using telephone interviews...

7 May 2020

Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to work

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

By Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

Public cannot collect social grants at labour centres

The Employment and Labour Department has referred the public wishing to collect their R350 social grant to the Social Development Department...

5 May 2020

Planning for a safe return to work, all risks considered

Government's implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy in easing the nationwide lockdown entails the use of a system of alert levels applicable nationally and provincially. The alert levels are as follows:

By Kate Collier, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kirsten Eiser, Shane Johnson, Bianca Viljoen, and Zipho Tile 30 Apr 2020

How to calculate employees Covid-19 UIF TERS benefit payout

How do we calculate the benefits payable to employers, on behalf of their employees, in terms of the Covid-19 TERS...?

By Andre van Heerden, Jacques van Wyk, and Bradley Workman-Davies 30 Apr 2020

3 pressing employee questions regarding Covid-19 lockdown

The recent lockdown, which in some cases has been extended in several countries around the world, has proven to pose a number of challenges from a legal perspective...

22 Apr 2020

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