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Nxesi urges employers to comply with labour law during lockdown
Nxesi urges employers to comply with labour law during lockdown

Addressing reporters during a social cluster press briefing on Tuesday, 31 March, the minister revealed that some employers were still not adhering to the relevant laws...

1 Apr 2020

Demotion as an alternative to retrenchment during Covid-19 outbreak
Demotion as an alternative to retrenchment during Covid-19 outbreak

As a consequence of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are a number of labour law considerations that South African businesses will have to consider...

By Kayla Shadiack 25 Mar 2020

Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19
Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19

In the wake of the announcement of the national shutdown, the Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the introduction of measures in response to coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on UIF contributors...

By Jean Ewang 25 Mar 2020

SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax system
SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax system

The effect of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown on businesses and their employees will be harsh, so the government will be taking several steps to support individuals and small businesses...

By Jana Botha 24 Mar 2020

Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak

Johan Botes, partner and head of the Employment & Compensation Practice at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, addresses a series of questions many South African employees and employers are asking amid the the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...

By Johan Botes 19 Mar 2020

Ergonomics Regulations launched
Ergonomics Regulations launched

Employers have a duty and responsibility to prevent occupational diseases and injuries relating to exposure to ergonomic hazards in their workplaces...

11 Mar 2020

Implications of coronavirus for SA employers
Implications of coronavirus for SA employers

Following confirmation of SA's first case of the coronavirus (Covid-19), there is a strong likelihood that there will be other cases of Covid-19 across the country. Naturally, employers will need to bear in mind various employment and health and safety considerations to manage the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace...

By Johan Olivier, Kate Collier, Lizle Louw, and Shane Johnson 9 Mar 2020

You can leave, just not right now...
You can leave, just not right now...

An employee is entitled, at any time in an employment relationship, to resign and walk away from his employer...

By Bradley Workman-Davies 6 Mar 2020

Current collective agreement for firefighters still binding
Current collective agreement for firefighters still binding

The Labour Court has ruled that the 24-hour shift agreement and standby allowance afforded to Cape Town firefighters is valid and binding until such time as a new collective agreement has been concluded by all parties involved...

4 Mar 2020

Government to launch minimum wage compliance hotline
Government to launch minimum wage compliance hotline

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi will on Thursday launch a new hotline that will allow workers to report cases of non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW), at no cost to them...

2 Mar 2020

Spar franchisee ordered to pay workers millions
Spar franchisee ordered to pay workers millions

A Spar franchisee has been ordered to pay millions of rands to workers for unlawful deductions on earnings, as well as non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW), said the Department of Employment and Labour...

25 Feb 2020

Government announces new National Minimum Wage rate
Government announces new National Minimum Wage rate

The Department of Employment and Labour says the new rate for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked will now be R20.76...

24 Feb 2020

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment
Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

By Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

Myrna Sachs
What you need to know about sick notes

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

By Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion
New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020...

By Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

What you should know about the proposed Employment Tax Incentive amendments
What you should know about the proposed Employment Tax Incentive amendments

On Tuesday 26 November 2019, a number of tax-related bills were passed by the National Assembly and are currently being deliberated by the National Council of Provinces...

3 Feb 2020

ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation
ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Association of Mine Workers and Construction Union and Others v Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine Limited and Others. In this matter, the constitutionality of Section 189(1) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) was debated...

27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020

As we embrace a global world, the way that companies reward and remunerate should be keeping pace with these changes. But are they?

By Nicol Mullins 27 Jan 2020

Planning for public holidays and your business in 2020
Planning for public holidays and your business in 2020

South Africa has 13 official public holidays and in 2020, enjoys 14 as one falls on a Sunday. Employers should consider the effect on the workplace and implement measures to address the impact on work...

By Faan Coetzee 17 Jan 2020

Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights
Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights

Major improvements are in the pipeline for the rights of workers in the film and television industry...

13 Jan 2020

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Labour department engages agriculture sector

The Department of Labour is set to engage farmworkers, farmers and labour tenants to assess the working conditions and level of compliance with various pieces of labour legislations...

10 Jan 2020

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Parental leave benefits amended for employees

Under the Basic Condition of Employment Act, employees who wish to access the revised parental leave benefits of 10 days per annum are now able to do so with full rights. These revised benefits, published on 23 December 2019 in Gazette 42925, came into effect on 1 January 2020...

3 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management
#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 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 & Management site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Resignation with immediate effect - separate rulings confuse the matter
Resignation with immediate effect - separate rulings confuse the matter

It is trite law that certain prescribed periods of notice become applicable upon termination of any employment relationship between an employer and an employee...

By Sandile Tom 2 Dec 2019

SAA, unions reach wage agreement
SAA, unions reach wage agreement

South African Airways (SAA) says it has reached an agreement with unions to end the industrial action which began seven days ago...

22 Nov 2019

Setting the record straight on temporary employment services
Setting the record straight on temporary employment services

Since the landmark decision in the Constitutional Court - in the Assign Services matter - much has been written in the media about the notion that temporary employment services are now out of the picture...

18 Nov 2019

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Union strike: SAA 'seconds from disaster'

Can a striking trade union ever find itself in a worse position than in negotiations with a bankrupt employer?

By Gerhard Papenfus 15 Nov 2019

Sexual harassment - a workplace problem that won't go away
Sexual harassment - a workplace problem that won't go away

Sexual harassment in the South African workplace is more prevalent than many might care to admit, but false accusations are muddying the waters of those with legitimate claims, according to Nicol Myburgh, head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies...

13 Nov 2019

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