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Keep up to date with the changing labour landscape
Keep up to date with the changing labour landscape

The South African labour landscape continues to shift with numerous changes to legislation effective 1 January 2019, requiring employers to bring themselves up to date to ensure compliance...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 hours ago

Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA
Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients...

14 Mar 2019

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?
Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018)...

By Sanelisiwe Nyasulu 14 Mar 2019

Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training
Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training

There has been increasing emphasis by the Department of Labour on improving the overall health and safety performance of all industries in South Africa...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Mar 2019

National Minimum Wage defaulters warned
National Minimum Wage defaulters warned

Government has reiterated its commitment to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberately dodging labour laws, especially the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act...

13 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance
Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them
Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them

More and more businesses are expanding into a virtual world, which has advantages for employers and employees alike, but challenges and risks too...

By Rosalind Davey 7 Mar 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater Driefontein operations
Mantashe to intervene in Carletonville mine protests

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has asked Police Minister Bheki Cele to intervene in the ongoing protests in Gauteng's Carletonville...

6 Mar 2019

Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits
Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits

For many years, asylum seekers attempting to claim benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have routinely been turned away by the Department of Labour, despite having made contributions to the fund during their employment...

By Werksmans Attorneys pro bono team 4 Mar 2019

Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department
Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department

All labour brokers have to register themselves with the Department of Labour before getting into the business of placing work seekers in the job market...

27 Feb 2019

Chinese, black and white labourers in a South African gold mine probably taken between 1904 to 1910. Source: Carptenter/Library of Congress via pingnews (public domain)
Stats SA's confusing mining employment statistics

Stats SA's mining employment statistics are confusing, leading to many researchers and publications using the wrong data...

By GroundUp staff 27 Feb 2019

The Annual Employment Conference 2019
The Annual Employment Conference 2019

In future when we want to drive business performance, decide on appropriate workplace strategies and get greater returns on resources, the traditional 80/20 principle will be replaced by more detailed data...

Issued by Global Business Solutions 26 Feb 2019

Suspending your employee - the long and the short of it
Suspending your employee - the long and the short of it

The Constitutional Court in Long v South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] ZACC 7, recently held that 'there is no requirement' for an employer to afford an employee an opportunity to make representations why the employee should not be suspended (in the case of precautionary suspensions), prior to suspending the employee...

By Irshaad Savant, Issued by Adams & Adams 25 Feb 2019

Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?
Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?

The recently announced plan to unbundle Eskom into three separate and wholly owned entities under Eskom Holdings has received backlash from trade unions, who complained they should have been consulted first...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Tracy Robbins 22 Feb 2019

UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga
UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be hosting a seminar with the private security sector in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga...

20 Feb 2019

Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?
Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, this section is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law...

By Eugene Phajane 19 Feb 2019

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

18 Feb 2019

How new code can bring order to strikes
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 15 Feb 2019

Sibanye's Beatrix operation
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...

15 Feb 2019

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

Issued by G&G Digital 23 Jan 2019

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