Jacques van Wyk
Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters

Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters[Jacques van Wyk] The DOL has developed a new system that will allow employees to report companies that fail to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act...

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

Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them[Rosalind Davey] More and more businesses are expanding into a virtual world, which has advantages for employers and employees alike, but challenges and risks too...

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Johan Botes
Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees

Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees[Johan Botes] Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other...?

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Shan Radcliffe
You can't fire me, I resign!

You can't fire me, I resign![Shan Radcliffe] The past year has seen many high level execs resign rather than face a disciplinary inquiry. This raises the question: does a company have any right to reject a 'resignation with immediate effect' and make the employee go through the disciplinary process...?

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Kyle Cowan
Transnet set to ditch 8,000 jobs

Transnet set to ditch 8,000 jobs[Kyle Cowan] More than 8,000 jobs are on the line at state-owned rail company Transnet, where management is believed to be mooting a second round of retrenchments this year...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Key reasons you should hire an employment lawyer - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] If you are an employee who finds themselves a victim of sexual harassment or unfair labour, you'll want to quickly hire an experienced employment lawyer to defend you and your case...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Dharmesh Nagar
Enterprise supplier development provides win-win in MAC Codes

Enterprise supplier development provides win-win in MAC Codes[Dharmesh Nagar] Partnering with small business while still maintaining service delivery standards need not be an insurmountable challenge...

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Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Understanding the legalities of overtime

Understanding the legalities of overtime[Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)] The Basic Conditions of Employment Act sets out some clear, realistic laws governing overtime that all employers must heed. This legislation does a good job of balancing the rights of employees and the needs of businesses to avoid contention between employers and employees...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
You need contracts for all the work that you do - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] In many situations you'll find yourself facing a timeline or another big project piece being modified. Whenever this happens, a written agreement needs to be signed, besides the initial contract that you hopefully signed...

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Delays in retirement reform may harm South Africa's economic stability

Delays in retirement reform may harm South Africa's economic stability[Rob Cooper] The Payroll Authors Group of South Africa has expressed concern about recent reports that indicate that the implementation of the new tax harmonisation and preservation rules for retirement funds may be once again postponed...

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Rhys Evans
Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act[Rhys Evans] People are the most important asset of any organisation, and all employees are entitled to the highest consideration for their safety while in the workplace...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Jenny Reid
Criminal record expunging: Saving grace or catastrophic lapse in judgement?

Jenny Reid[Jenny Reid] Another stark reminder of how seriously our justice system takes qualifications fraud presented itself earlier this month when former police spokesman Vincent Mdunge was sentenced to five years imprisonment...

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Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space

Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space[Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)] The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for Return of Earnings for employers registered with the Compensation Fund to 31 May 2015. These returns are usually due by the end of March each year...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Roane Swindon
How to hold a disciplinary hearing

How to hold a disciplinary hearing[Roane Swindon] It is every employer's wish that everything runs smoothly in the company but sometimes this does not happen and an employee may have to be reprimanded...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Harry Welby-Cooke
Why the new BBBEE codes are good for your business

Harry Welby-Cooke[Harry Welby-Cooke] Many entrepreneurs find the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice overwhelming and confusing, so they've been ignoring them until now...

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Jacques van Wyk
Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value

Jacques van Wyk[Jacques van Wyk] The Minister of Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value ('Draft Code') on 29 September 2014. The Draft Code is available for public comment until 31 October 2014.

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Olga Meshoe
Is there an obligation on black-owned businesses to transform?

Is there an obligation on black-owned businesses to transform?[Olga Meshoe] The revised Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Code of Good Practice (the "RCoGP") has highlighted government's desire to see more small black businesses gaining access to economic opportunity.

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Jacques van Wyk
Can an employee be disciplined while on sick leave?

Jacques van Wyk[Jacques van Wyk] If an employee is genuinely sick, an employer must postpone the disciplinary enquiry. This is because it is one of the essential prerequisites of fairness and equity that the employee be afforded an opportunity to state his or her case in response to the allegations brought against him or her.

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Johan Botes
Concern over increase in trade union applications

Johan Botes[Johan Botes] Late last week the Department of Labour expressed its concern regarding the dramatic increase in South African trade union applications. This expression of concern should be welcomed by the industrial community.

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