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Tom Moyane. Photo: Sa411
Moyane's court application dismissed

The North Gauteng High Court judgment has upheld the president's dismissal of Tom Moyane as commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars)...

12 Dec 2018

How SA's new parental leave law compares internationally
How SA's new parental leave law compares internationally

Since 2014, a Cape Town father, Henri Terblanche has been campaigning for more parental leave for fathers. Fathers were only entitled to three days family responsibility leave as stated in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act...

11 Dec 2018

National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019
National Minimum Wage effective 1 January 2019

The President on Friday made the announcement that the national minimum wage would come into effect on 1 January 2019...

10 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: What deductions can be made from an employee's salary when they resign?
#RecruitmentFocus: What deductions can be made from an employee's salary when they resign?

The end of the year often brings resignations as employees look to a fresh start in the new year. While employers may think they can dig out whatever they want from an employee's salary or final payment, the reality is there are only certain instances where they can deduct monies...

7 Dec 2018

President to proclaim National Minimum Wage date
President to proclaim National Minimum Wage date

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday proclaim the effective date for the National Minimum Wage at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto...

6 Dec 2018

Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem
Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem

Four men were arrested when 200 workers demonstrated on Wednesday in front of the Dis-Chem store in Canal Walk, Cape Town. Workers are demanding better wages and working conditions...

By Tariro Washinyira 6 Dec 2018

Are businesses legally obligated to pay employee bonuses?
Are businesses legally obligated to pay employee bonuses?

The short answer: if payment of a bonus is a guaranteed right, either in terms of an employee's contract or perhaps an industry-regulated Bargaining Council Main Agreement, then yes...

By Gavin Stansfield 3 Dec 2018

Thabo Lekalakala.
North West health officials placed on suspension

The North West Department of Health has placed four employees on precautionary suspension following allegations of disruption of services...

28 Nov 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe unhappy with Gold Fields planned retrenchments

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with Gold Fields executives as part of efforts to resolve the current impasse, where the company wants to retrench over a thousand workers at its South Deep mine...

27 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment

South Africa must create jobs for the many unskilled workers in the country and not the skilled workforce it wishes it had...

By Arnoux Maré 27 Nov 2018

Taking the pressure out of depression
Taking the pressure out of depression

The Labour Court recently considered whether the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of misconduct, where the employee suffered from a medical condition which had been made known to the employer, constituted an automatically unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination...

By Motheo Mfikoe and Rui Lopes 26 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: What do we need to know about the legalities of overtime and after-hours work?
#RecruitmentFocus: What do we need to know about the legalities of overtime and after-hours work?

As we head into the holiday season, any number of retail and hospitality employees will be expected to work overtime during this period. So what should they, as well as HR, know about their legal rights in this regard...?

By Shan Radcliffe 23 Nov 2018

Collective bargaining agreements are valid - whether or not all employees agree
Collective bargaining agreements are valid - whether or not all employees agree

Protection of employment during business transfers is an integral piece in the employment law legal puzzle in many jurisdictions around the world...

By Johan Botes 21 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Government to scrap work experience requirement for entry-level posts
#RecruitmentFocus: Government to scrap work experience requirement for entry-level posts

From 1 April 2019, work experience will no longer be a requirement for recruitment for entry-level jobs in the public sector...

21 Nov 2018

Beware of fake UIF benefits website
Beware of fake UIF benefits website

The Department of Labour has warned members of the public of a bogus website that promises to help people to get their benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)...

20 Nov 2018

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Sibanye-Stillwater signs three-year wage deal

Sibanye-Stillwater concluded a three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa in respect of wages and conditions of service for three years...

15 Nov 2018

Victory for workers at Dis-Chem
Victory for workers at Dis-Chem

About 120 people who have been working for Dis-Chem through a labour broker are to be made permanent employees of the retail chain from 1 December...

By Zoë Postman 15 Nov 2018

The Google walkout is a watershed moment in 21st century labour activism
The Google walkout is a watershed moment in 21st century labour activism

That 20,000 Google employees walked off the job last week is a watershed event, a hugely significant symbolic development for labour relations in the 21st century...

By Michael Walker 8 Nov 2018

ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently
ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently

The Constitutional Court judgement in the Woolworths matter acts as a warning to companies looking to restructure their workforce...

By Jonathan Goldberg 8 Nov 2018

Cleaning sector minimum wage review underway
Cleaning sector minimum wage review underway

The Bargaining Forum in the contract cleaning sector has proposed revised wages ahead of the review of the current sectoral determination, said the Department of Labour...

7 Nov 2018

Testing differential treatment
Testing differential treatment

In the recent case of Impala Platinum Ltd v Jonase and Others, the Labour Court (LC) dealt with an appeal against an unfair discrimination award...

By Lauren Salt and Donovan Lindhorst 6 Nov 2018

Public Works increases EPWP wage rate
Public Works increases EPWP wage rate

The Department of Works has increased the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants' wage rate from R88.00 to R92.31 per day from 1 November...

5 Nov 2018

Flexible working hours to contribute $10tn to global economy by 2030
Flexible working hours to contribute $10tn to global economy by 2030

An analysis, commissioned by Regus and conducted by independent economists, studied 16 key countries to delve into the state of flexible working both now and through 2030...

Issued by GO Content Lab 31 Oct 2018

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Concerns regarding SABC restructuring strategy, mass retrenchments

NEWSWATCH: In an effort to turn the business around, the SABC announced on Monday that it will be going ahead with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act...

30 Oct 2018

What you need to know about notice periods, termination pay and the BCEA
What you need to know about notice periods, termination pay and the BCEA

If you have signed an employment contract that specifies something different to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, this will supersede what's outlined in the Act...

29 Oct 2018

SA participates in 334th ILO session
SA participates in 334th ILO session

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is leading a South African delegation to the 334th Session of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body underway in Geneva...

25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Debunking myths around sexual harassment in the workplace
Debunking myths around sexual harassment in the workplace

While the rules around sexual harassment may seem obvious - there are actually many grey areas and, as a result, many myths which should be demystified...

23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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