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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

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

Chikunga proposes register of sexual harassment perpetrators

Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, says a register should be set up to record the names of sexual harassment perpetrators in the public service...

1 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

UIF resumes payments for Covid-19 TERS benefits

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has resumed payments for the Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) after it was suspended...

27 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

ConCourt to rule on RTMC, Tasima stalemate

The Constitutional Court is expected to today deliver a judgment that will settle the long running labour relations dispute between the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and Tasima...

4 Aug 2020

SME Recruitment: A guide to employment contracts

The employment contract is a critical document that regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee...

By Siobhan Zurnamer 27 Jul 2020

How the CCMA has adopted to digital platforms

On or about 8 May 2020, the Director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) issued an Urgent Directive in respect of access to the CCMA (the Directive)...

By Michiel Heyns and Jacques van Wyk 23 Jul 2020

SafetyWallet for employers - Easy commitment and implementation of health and safety programmes

Through the years, as industries have grown, developed, and expanded, the health and safety of employees has become more imperative than ever...

Issued by SA Shares 23 Jul 2020

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