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National minimum wage - no sympathy for non-compliance
National minimum wage - no sympathy for non-compliance

"To not pay the correct wage is a high-risk exercise." This is according to Rob Cooper, Chairperson of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa, a body that represents the payroll industry with statutory bodies...

Issued by Junxion Communications 3 days ago

#RecruitmentFocus: New report explores connection between economic activity, unemployment in SA
#RecruitmentFocus: New report explores connection between economic activity, unemployment in SA

The CDE has released its new report, Making South Africa more labour intensive, summarising the proceedings of a workshop of experts on the labour market...

3 days ago

#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals
#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018, discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals...

10 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act
#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act

The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on 1 January 2019, and provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of a National Minimum Wage Commission...

By Jacques van Wyk 9 Jan 2019

Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?
Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?

Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court...?

By Jacques van Wyk 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

By Johan Botes 7 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses
#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses

Labour brokers are finding ways to sidestep the recent amendment to South Africa's labour law and judgement by the Constitutional Court that compels companies to provide permanent contracts to temporary employees after a three-month period...

31 Dec 2018

Labour Court enforces Vodacom's restraint of trade agreement
Labour Court enforces Vodacom's restraint of trade agreement

The Labour Court has issued an order with the consent of ex-Vodacom employees to enforce their restraints, thereby precluding them from working with MTN SA...

27 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: HR & Recruitment
#BestofBiz 2018: HR & Recruitment

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Recruitment site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

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

Photo: Sibanye
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

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