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Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SA
Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SAArticle

The prospect of early Covid-19 vaccination is particularly attractive. However, the subject of compulsory vaccinations is argumentative and there are significant legal and moral facets that must be considered...

Persuade Makore, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 26 Mar 2021

Can staff be dismissed for disregarding Covid-19 protocol after hours?
Can staff be dismissed for disregarding Covid-19 protocol after hours?Article

Employers are within their rights to discipline employees who flout Covid-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals...

24 Mar 2021

Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?
Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?Article

While employers are mandated to try ensure their employees health and safety in the workplace during the pandemic, what happens if a worker refuses to return...?

George Herbst 25 Feb 2021

How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?
How will new tax and labour legislation affect your business?Article

2020 will likely forever be remembered for its major challenges, including many personal losses caused by Covid-19. In the wake of a year of lockdowns, job losses, and more, both businesses and staff are looking to the annual Budget Speech happening on 24 February with a mixture of hope and dread...

19 Feb 2021

Lizle Louw, partner, Webber Wentzel
Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?Article

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Six things you need to know about doing business during Alert Level 1
Six things you need to know about doing business during Alert Level 1Article

The national state of disaster has been extended to 15 November 2020, and a further extension is imminent. Employers must become comfortable with the regulatory framework under alert level 1. Here are six things to keep in mind to ensure your business is compliant...

Jason Whyte and Laura Macfarlane 4 Nov 2020

Free Covid-19 training for workplace safety
Free Covid-19 training for workplace safetyArticle

As companies return to work, the threat of Covid-19 has not lessened and OH&S precautions are still essential to avoid resurgence of infections...

26 Oct 2020

Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector published
Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector publishedArticle

At various stages during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, various studies were released on the negative impact that Covid-19 will have on the construction sector. Some studies predicted that the sector could experience a total of 140,000 job losses. With alert level 1 now in effect, the construction sector can breathe a sigh of relief with prospects for increased activity...

Kate Collier and Shane Johnson 9 Oct 2020

Rebooting employer branding in response to Covid-19
Rebooting employer branding in response to Covid-19Article

Employer branding is often mistaken to be the kind of activity only associated with companies needing to attract the best talent to meet their growth trajectory, especially within a buoyant and thriving economy. This is partially correct, however employer branding is built from the inside out...

Celeste Sirin 2 Oct 2020

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#TourismMonth: Western Cape receives WTTC global safety stampArticle

The Western Cape Government applied for the globally recognised stamp as a sign of its commitment to adhere to the WTTC's health and hygiene global standardised protocols and to further inspire confidence in the destination...

2 Sep 2020

Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulations
Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Greg Brown, divisional director: legal information and compliance at LexisNexis South Africa, sums up the Covid-19 workplace obligations below..

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Aug 2020

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive
Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directiveArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace...

Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, Mbali Nkosi, and Tsholofelo Mofokeng 6 Aug 2020

Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19
Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19Article

Even though we are starting to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we still have a long way to go before life can return to a pre-Covid-19 type of normality, with many questioning if it will ever fully return. From a business point of view, we can draw insight from the CEOs of 2020's Fortune 500 list of companies...

Johan Botes, Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 6 Jul 2020

Things to consider for the protection of returning office workers
Things to consider for the protection of returning office workersArticle

As more businesses reopen following South Africa entering Advanced Level 3 lockdown, management is tasked with ensuring the readiness of their office environment to ensure a safe return of staff. This is especially the case for those employees considered to be high risk...

24 Jun 2020

Latest changes to the Covid-19 OHS directive and what they mean for employers
Latest changes to the Covid-19 OHS directive and what they mean for employersArticle

On 4 June 2020, Government repealed the Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces (OHS Directive) and replaced it with the Consolidated Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Consolidated Directive) which, while largely similar to the former OHS Directive, is materially different in certain respects...

Jaime Myhill 18 Jun 2020

Employees diagnosed with Covid-19 to return to work under strict conditions
Employees diagnosed with Covid-19 to return to work under strict conditionsArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has refuted media claims that Covid-19 patients no longer need to test negative to resume work...

10 Jun 2020

What to do if an employee contracts Covid-19 and has been in the workplace...
What to do if an employee contracts Covid-19 and has been in the workplace...Article

The Department of Employment and Labour issued directions in late April 2020 on the measures an employer would need to take to provide its employees with safety measures to protect against the risk of Covid-19 exposure...

Bradley Workman-Davies 8 Jun 2020

Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?
Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?Article

Employees returning to work from the Covid-19 lockdown will need to show reasonable justification if they halt work on the basis that they may be exposed to the virus...

Kenneth Coster 29 May 2020

How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 ready
How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 readyArticle

Ensuring the safety and well-being of its pupils, staff and visitors by warranting that all school buildings and facilities comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and applicable regulation, is one of the most important elements of any school's risk management strategy...

27 May 2020

Unpacking the mining employers' guidelines for Covid-19
Unpacking the mining employers' guidelines for Covid-19Article

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has issued Guidelines for a Mandatory Code of Practice (COP) on the Mitigation and Management of Covid-19. Employers have until 25 May 2020 to implement them...

Kate Collier & Tsholofelo Mofokeng 21 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone
#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not aloneArticle

Michelle Moss, director of assessments at Signium Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Shan Radcliffe 20 May 2020

Phasing out of lockdown - will your staff be safe?
Phasing out of lockdown - will your staff be safe?Article

Whilst this period of lockdown has certainly had an effect on the numbers of reported cases and given us time to put plans in place, are we really ready to go back to work, even in a risk-adjusted, phased approach, knowing this pandemic is far from over...?

Burt Rodrigues 24 Apr 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

How to modify your hiring strategy during Covid-19
How to modify your hiring strategy during Covid-19Article

Business changed overnight when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Those businesses that are still hiring during this difficult time will also need to change their hiring processes and policies. Nearly every aspect - from interviewing to onboarding - has changed...

Matthew Kibby 17 Apr 2020

The influence of Covid-19 on SA's work environment
The influence of Covid-19 on SA's work environmentArticle

In the last week prior to and during the lockdown, the number of people working from home increased, while some were sent home on unpaid leave. This has distinguished companies that have started adapting to the 4IR through proper systems from those that haven't adapted at all...

Nomihlali Ntsunguzi 16 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying downArticle

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businesses
Free Covid-19 monitoring tool for businessesArticle

The Social Collective has created a free platform to assist South African companies more accurately track indicators of Covid-19 at the workplace...

1 Apr 2020

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State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate riskArticle

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

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

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...

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

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