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North West businesses slapped with non-compliance notices
North West businesses slapped with non-compliance noticesArticle

The IES unit of the labour department has issued 14 businesses with 33 non-compliance notices during a blitz inspection conducted at Tower Mall, Jouberton...

21 Apr 2021

Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leave
Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leaveArticle

While many employers and employees are fast adapting to an anywhere, always-on workplace, they remain bound by labour laws relating to reasonable regulation of working hours and annual leave...

Melissa Cogger and Leila de Saude 7 Apr 2021

SA Uber drivers move for employee rights in class action suit
SA Uber drivers move for employee rights in class action suitArticle

Uber drivers in South Africa are gearing up for a courtroom battle as they seek recognition as employees - not merely independent contractors...

25 Feb 2021

What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationists
What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationistsArticle

On the 10th annual World Pangolin Day, we have arrived at a unique turning point for the species. In light of the pangolin's possible role in the pandemic, we have been offered a lesson in conservation and an opportunity to restore our relationship with the natural world...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 19 Feb 2021

Labour dispute: choose your words and court wisely
Labour dispute: choose your words and court wiselyArticle

When dealing with a dismissal or unfair labour dispute, the question should be whether the alleged conduct sought to be impugned was fair, not lawful...

Sandile July and Nyiko Mathebula 17 Feb 2021

National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hour
National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hourArticle

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to R21.69 per hour from 1 March...

10 Feb 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be firedArticle

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

It's leave, Karen, not a savings plan
It's leave, Karen, not a savings planArticle

Whenever an employee's services are terminated, or an annual leave cycle ends, there will be at least two people arguing about whether the employee's old, untaken annual leave could be accumulated and paid out...

Johan Botes 10 Dec 2020

SME Recruitment: A guide to employment contracts
SME Recruitment: A guide to employment contractsArticle

The employment contract is a critical document that regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee...

Siobhan Zurnamer 27 Jul 2020

The dawn of an African financial union
The dawn of an African financial unionArticle

Eight countries in West Africa recently announced their collective decision to adopt an indigenous new currency...

Hemant G, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Jun 2020

3 pressing employee questions regarding Covid-19 lockdown
3 pressing employee questions regarding Covid-19 lockdownArticle

The recent lockdown, which in some cases has been extended in several countries around the world, has proven to pose a number of challenges from a legal perspective...

22 Apr 2020

Update to UIF TERS benefits regarding forced annual leave
Update to UIF TERS benefits regarding forced annual leaveArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour late last week announced an amendment to the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) will be of great importance to any employer which has required employees to take compulsory annual leave during the national lockdown...

Bradley Workman-Davies & Jacques van Wyk 20 Apr 2020

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

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

Bradley Workman-Davies 6 Mar 2020

CFA franc countries will no longer have to keep 50% of their foreign exchange reserves at the French Treasury. Shutterstock
Is the time right for a single currency in West Africa?Article

The eight Francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA Franc...

Iwa Salami 27 Feb 2020

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

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

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

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...

Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

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

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...

Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers
Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workersArticle

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa's employment law...

Johan Botes 24 Jan 2020

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

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

13 Jan 2020

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Parental leave benefits amended for employeesArticle

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

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

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

UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?
UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?Article

On 29 October 2019, a proclamation was published in terms of which sections 8(a)(cA), 11, 15 and 16 of the Labour Law Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (LLAA) become effective as of 1 November 2019...

Jacques van Wyk 4 Nov 2019

New parental leave legislation enters last stretch
New parental leave legislation enters last stretchArticle

The much anticipated amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIFA) are nearing implementation...

10 Sep 2019

Making unlimited leave policies work for you
Making unlimited leave policies work for youArticle

Even though unlimited leave is not a new concept internationally, the news that local specialist banking group, Investec, has embraced it has raised a few eyebrows. Nicol Myburgh, head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, says this approach necessitates a radical change in thinking from corporate policy-makers...

20 Aug 2019

Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penalties
Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penaltiesArticle

Farmers, retailers and operators in the hospitality sector in Brits, North West, have been slapped with labour penalties following a two-day blitz inspection by the Employment and Labour Department...

12 Aug 2019

Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation
Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operationArticle

The controversy over the CFA Franc gets revived on a regular basis by African politicians and intellectuals. The currency gives rise to both passionate debate and simplistic, sweeping political declarations...

Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne 22 Jul 2019

Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity
Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternityArticle

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) offers clear guidelines regarding employee leave, however employers also need to be aware of emerging trends among progressive businesses, the latest being pawternity leave...

9 May 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplaceArticle

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

Shedding some light on an employer's obligations during load shedding
Shedding some light on an employer's obligations during load sheddingArticle

It is no secret that the intensified load shedding has had a devastating economic effect on many companies. Without electricity, many businesses cannot function, and in those instances, employees are unable to work...

Aadil Patel and Dylan Bouchier 8 Apr 2019

National Minimum Wage defaulters warned
National Minimum Wage defaulters warnedArticle

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

Gideon Gerber
Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leaveArticle

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 22 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 ActArticle

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...

Jacques van Wyk 9 Jan 2019

#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?Article

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...?

Shan Radcliffe 22 Nov 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 BCEAArticle

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

Importance of judgment on TES
Importance of judgment on TESArticle

The Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter, CCT 194/17: Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Others, yesterday 26 July 2018.

Craig Kirchmann 27 Jul 2018

Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?
Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?Article

In the High Court judgment of Laser Junction v Karl Leeson Fick, Laser Junction sought to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against Fick, following the his promotion and the transfer of his employment contract from his previous employer...

Motheo Mfikoe 29 May 2018

You can't fire me, I resign!
You can't fire me, I resign!Article

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...?

Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2018

Online system for national minimum wage exemptions
Online system for national minimum wage exemptionsArticle

The Department of Labour is developing an online system to help analyse data submitted by employers when applying for national minimum wage exemptions...

9 Feb 2018

Labour finalising enactment of minimum wage
Labour finalising enactment of minimum wageArticle

The Department of Labour is finalising the drafting of exemption regulations ahead of the enactment of the national minimum wage, Unathi Ramabulana, Deputy Director of Employment Standards Unit told the workers...

8 Feb 2018

National Minimum Wage session goes to Bloem
National Minimum Wage session goes to BloemArticle

Workers and union representatives in the Free State have been briefed on the fundamentals of the National Minimum Wage (NMW)...

4 Feb 2018

National minimum wage to be reviewed annually
National minimum wage to be reviewed annuallyArticle

The national minimum wage will be reviewed on 1 May of each year, in line with government's aim of alleviating poverty in the labour market...

22 Jan 2018

National Minimum Wage briefing sessions resume
National Minimum Wage briefing sessions resumeArticle

Briefing and engagement sessions aimed at educating workers about the National Minimum Wage (NMW) policy, which takes effect from 1 May 2018, are set to resume this week...

16 Jan 2018

Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policy
Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policyArticle

In early December 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi announced a resolution on marine litter and microplastics. The move was widely welcomed as the emerging "plastic oceans" crisis has become starkly clear...

Malcolm David Hudson 15 Dec 2017

Better benefits on the cards for working parents
Better benefits on the cards for working parentsArticle

The new Labour Laws Amendment Bill seeks to provide for minimum periods of leave entitlement to adoptive and commissioning parents...

Claire Gaul and Ganeefah Dawood 7 Dec 2017

Cabinet approves National Minimum Wage
Cabinet approves National Minimum WageArticle

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill...

3 Nov 2017

SA's laws protecting women in the workplace
SA's laws protecting women in the workplaceArticle

In South Africa, there are several laws ensuring the protection of women in the workplace. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa confirms, “Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law..."

Samiksha Singh and Samantha Coetzer 17 Aug 2017

‘No work, no money' upheld in recent judgement
‘No work, no money' upheld in recent judgementArticle

In the recently decided case of Mpanza and Another v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Correctional Services and Others, the employees sought an order declaring the deductions from their remuneration to be in contravention of the Public Services Act...

Hugo Pienaar and Riola Kok 9 May 2017

Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity
Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivityArticle

South Africa's ranking on apparent labour market inflexibility (129th out of 138 countries according to the World Economic Forum Competitiveness rankings 2016/2017) suggests that businesses perceive South Africa to be a rigid operating environment...

Johan Botes 28 Apr 2017

Are your employees possibly abusing their sick leave?
Are your employees possibly abusing their sick leave?Article

While every employee falls ill, many organisations still report concerns of employees taking advantage of using their sick leave to take time off work...

25 Jan 2017

Prevent truck driver fatigue through optimised driver scheduling
Prevent truck driver fatigue through optimised driver schedulingArticle

Logistics operators can make use of smart applications to optimise schedules or routes...

24 Jan 2017

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