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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

New fintech app Level Finance aims to disrupt 30-day pay cycle

Techpreneur Raeesa Gabriels is shaking up the financial services industry by disrupting the conventional 30-day pay cycle and taking on exploitative payday lenders...

5 Aug 2020

UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May payments

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is to continue processing Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced...

4 Aug 2020

Deductions available for commission earners

Commission earners could make an argument to Sars that they should be allowed to deduct their normal range of business expenses, even if commission is no longer more than 50% of their total remuneration under the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Joon Chong 22 Jul 2020

Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to August

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Booi says the Covid-19 Temporary Employers/ Employee Relief Fund, set up to help those who found themselves out of work due to lockdown, will be extended to August...

21 Jul 2020

UIF promises to pay all valid claims

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has undertaken to pay all valid claims which were not paid, as it begins to wind down the massive campaign of supporting workers through the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

20 Jul 2020

It's time to work together, apart

The past few months have seen many changes in how we live, work and interact. The corporate space in particular has been hit the hardest with regards to operations, logistics, human resources and remote work capabilities...

Issued by Adverb 17 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: HR and payroll made easy with hellohr

A new South African tech startup has launched to help small business owners by changing the HR and payroll game...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Jul 2020

Fraudulent relief claims spread rapidly around the world during Covid-19

A spate of government investigations into Covid-19 relief applications in South Africa mirrors a similar trend in governments across the world, as they seek to mitigate increasing instances of relief scheme fraud...

By Darryl Bernstein and Johan Botes 15 Jul 2020

Top management tips from Africa's oldest Employer of Record

As one of the longest established organisations on the African continent to offer Employer of Record services, Africa HR Solutions shares the top management benefits a company gains by using an Employer of Record...

Issued by Africa HR Solutions 15 Jul 2020

UIF tightens relief payment controls

In an effort to eliminate the risk of criminals exploiting the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has introduced new stringent controls to verify banking details of recipients...

14 Jul 2020

Filing season 2020 brings some changes

Earlier this year, the South African Revenue Services (Sars) announced that in light of its PAYE 2024 project, the focus, from the 2020 filing season and beyond, would shift from PIT (personal income tax) filing season to the employer reconciliation filing season...

By Somaya Khaki 14 Jul 2020

UIF explains Covid-19 TERS payments

/The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has confirmed it will continue to accept and process Covid-19 TERS claims submitted for April, May and June...

2 Jul 2020

Edcon files to fire roughly 17,000 people, as other retailers struggle

While Edcon issues section 189s to 22,000 workers, mid-sized retailers warn of bigger job-losses if their needs are not heard...

By Sasha Planting 18 Jun 2020

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