How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time

The Department of Labour has reported it has only received 26 applications from businesses requesting exemption from the National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019...

5 hours ago

How new code can bring order to strikes

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

By Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 3 days ago

Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations...

3 days ago

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

DBE concerned over looming strike

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has expressed concern at the looming nationwide strike that is set to take place on Wednesday...

12 Feb 2019

Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theft

Productivity is often only measured in blue-collar environments, where staff clock in and out at specific times, and where very specific quotas are to be met within those times...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 11 Feb 2019

How will the NHI Bill affect employer medical aid contributions?

There has been a lot of hype around the proposed National Health Insurance Bill, but little has been said about how it will impact on the provision of medical aid benefits in the employee context...

By Lauren Salt and Rui Lopes 5 Feb 2019

Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal

Re-employing a dismissed or terminated employee can have unintended consequences, especially when the other employees dismissed or terminated for the same or similar reasons catch wind of this and tender their services...

By Gavin Stansfield and Siyabonga Tembe 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: New web tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs

A free-to-use web tool, which helps smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters, has gone live...

31 Jan 2019

Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act

The Department of Labour is embarking on a national blitz to assess levels of compliance with labour laws, especially the newly-introduced National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act, at businesses...

31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum Wage Commission appointed

The Department of Labour has appointed a National Minimum Wage Commission, with its first meeting set to take place in February...

30 Jan 2019

Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong

The suspension and ultimately reinstatement of primary school teacher, Elana Barkhuizen from Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has again highlighted how employers fail to appropriately follow due procedure when suspending or dismissing employees...

28 Jan 2019

Pay hike for contract cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced wage increases for the contract cleaning sector...

25 Jan 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness

Nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

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