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TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid world
TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid worldArticle

The past year has been incredibly challenging for employees for a multitude of reasons. The greatest pressure has been felt by unskilled workers, youth and women...

Jeandie Leone 1 Apr 2021

Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labour
Employment Services Bill seeks to prioritise hiring of local unskilled labourArticle

The Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to redress high numbers of foreign nationals employed in unskilled occupations by putting more locals to work...

Donné Nieman 1 Mar 2021

The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on... who?
The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on... who?Article

According to all Acts that pertain to employment, Temporary Employment Service providers are regarded as the employer of any TES worker placed within a given organisation. However, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the TES provider is not regarded as the employer...

Natashia Barnabas 8 Feb 2021

How Millicent Mphela is pursuing equity in the heavy machinery sector
How Millicent Mphela is pursuing equity in the heavy machinery sectorArticle

Skills development facilitator for the EIE Group Millicent Mphela is on a mission to prove that women are every bit as capable as men when it comes to male-dominated industries like the heavy machinery sector...

28 Aug 2020

Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown eases
Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown easesArticle

Since the initial shutdown and panic buying of goods, especially essential ones, we are now seeing the easing of restrictions and a wider variety of goods being offered once more. The entire distribution chain has had to adapt to these fluctuations in order to ensure a steady supply of goods to customers...

Kim Coetzee 29 Jun 2020

TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdown
TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdownArticle

When South Africa entered full lockdown, many industries were forced to shut their doors. Yet rather than remain closed, these industries adapted their offerings. We saw clothing manufacturers turn to the manufacture of personal protective equipment, and alcohol producers branch out into cleaning products and sanitizers...

Jeandie Leone 22 May 2020

The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunities
The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunitiesArticle

Despite the increasing rate of unemployment in South Africa, businesses can play a meaningful role in creating sustainable job opportunities for the youth, those that are most affected. The opportunity lies where Temporary Employment Services (TES) can facilitate the sharing of skills...

Theresa Ackerman 6 May 2020

How efficient is your business' IT?
How efficient is your business' IT?Article

Due to the rise in cybercrime attacks, South Africa's information technology (IT) experts have warned businesses to ensure their electronic information is correctly stored and protected...

Issued by Hot Mustard 24 Mar 2020

Is your business ready for the ICT skills needed for the future?
Is your business ready for the ICT skills needed for the future?Article

Disruptive business models will require new job specifications, which in turn will demand an element of upskilling...

14 Feb 2020

Former municipal workers fight labour broker issue
Former municipal workers fight labour broker issueArticle

The case of about 200 former Ekurhuleni municipal workers who claim that they should have been made permanent employees was heard at the Labour Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday...

Zoë Postman 16 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

A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challenges
A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challengesArticle

During the summer holiday season there is increased demand at retailers for consumer goods and products. This increases demand across the sector right through to manufacturing...

Tebogo Moalusi 11 Oct 2019

Are your HR policies ready for 2020?
Are your HR policies ready for 2020?Article

It is good practice for employers to review and audit their human resources and labour relations policies and practices annually. This is especially true when there are amendments to labour laws as well as when significant case law that has passed through from the Courts...

7 Oct 2019

Temps still need to fight for permanency
Temps still need to fight for permanencyArticle

Despite the Constitutional Court ruling on Temporary Employment Services (TES) of placed workers being deemed employees of the client, employees should not have an automatic expectation of being transferred onto the books of the client...

17 Apr 2019

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

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

Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscape
Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscapeArticle

The world as we know it is on the brink of a revolution, driven by emerging technologies that are set to fundamentally alter our lives in unprecedented and unanticipated ways...

Tebogo Moalusi 22 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses
#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clausesArticle

Labour brokers are finding ways to sidestep the recent amendment to South Africa's labour law and judgement by the Constitutional Court that compels companies to provide permanent contracts to temporary employees after a three-month period...

31 Dec 2018

ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently
ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differentlyArticle

The Constitutional Court judgement in the Woolworths matter acts as a warning to companies looking to restructure their workforce...

Jonathan Goldberg 8 Nov 2018

How a TES can bridge the artisanal skills gap
How a TES can bridge the artisanal skills gapArticle

For a country that contributes to highly technical and specialist industries of mining, oil and gas, South Africa has a dearth of many of the artisanal skills required within these sectors...

Tebogo Moalusi 11 Sep 2018

The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to know
The deeming provision ruling: what businesses need to knowArticle

On 26 July 2018, after three years of debate, the Constitutional Court made a judgement regarding the roles and responsibilities of temporary employment service (TES) providers and their clients with regards to employees...

Tebogo Moalusi 27 Aug 2018

Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SA
Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SAArticle

2018 World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 1-7 August, is emphasising breastfeeding as 'the foundation of life' and highlighting the advantages of improving breastfeeding for communities and countries...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 6 Aug 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

Two wrongs don't make a right - the Labour Appeal Court cleans up the mess
Two wrongs don't make a right - the Labour Appeal Court cleans up the messArticle

In Clencor Pty Ltd v Mngezana NO and Others, the Labour Appeal Court was required to consider whether the Labour Court erred in coming to a conclusion as to the relevance of evidence not presented at the CCMA

Lauren Salt and Tiisetso Rabolao 19 Apr 2018

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employeesArticle

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees...

Lauren Salt 13 Jul 2017

Four reasons why you should screen temporary staff
Four reasons why you should screen temporary staffArticle

When hiring temporary staff, the same background screening and other contingencies put in place for permanent employees, to ensure businesses employ the right people with limited risk, is also valid...

8 Jun 2017

Five tips to hiring temporary staff
Five tips to hiring temporary staffArticle

Hiring of temporary or seasonal employees is becoming increasingly common with companies all over the world...

Charles Mburugu 31 Jan 2017

The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sector
The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sectorArticle

The performance of any healthcare system is directly dependent on the quality of care afforded by nursing professionals...

17 May 2016

Transferral of temporary employment service contracts
Transferral of temporary employment service contractsArticle

In a recent case, the Court had to consider if the contracts of employment of temporary employment service (TES) employees would transfer to the client of the TES in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), if the employees have been utilised by the client for a period in excess of three months...

Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 19 Apr 2016

Managing temporary employment services employees
Managing temporary employment services employeesArticle

Temporary employment services are a valuable asset for many companies, providing skilled and suitable workers quickly to ensure businesses have the resource they need, when they need it...

8 Mar 2016

The Best of Biz 2015: Legal
The Best of Biz 2015: LegalArticle

We've compiled a #BestofBiz 2015 list for all our industries, from articles with the most views, the most-read contributors to the press offices with the most hits.

15 Dec 2015

Can the real employer please stand up?
Can the real employer please stand up?Article

Debate has continued to rage about who the real employer is and whether a situation of dual employment exists, despite new labour legislation...

Hugo Pienaar 2 Dec 2015

Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'
Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'Article

In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act...

Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015

Tips for choosing a temping agency
Tips for choosing a temping agencyArticle

The new amendments to the Labour Relations Act give wider protection to staff employed through Temporary Employment Services (TES) providers or labour brokers and have had a major impact on the way local businesses approach staffing...

16 Nov 2015

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice
Comparing South African Labour Law and global practiceArticle

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

9 Nov 2015

Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions
Businesses are exposed to an array of risksArticle

A business and its executives are on a daily basis exposed to a vast array of risks - both internally and externally...

23 Oct 2015

Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workers
Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workersArticle

The judgement by the Labour Court provides clarity to the confusion created by the deeming provision, which was introduced to the Labour Relations Act at the beginning of this year...

Lawrence Diamond 13 Oct 2015

Labour Relations Act cases on automatic terminations, retrenchment
Labour Relations Act cases on automatic terminations, retrenchmentArticle

Two cases have found against employers in recent judgements - one on automatic terminations and the other on cost-to-company and overstaffing as a reason for retrenchment...

Fiona Leppan and Bheki Nhlapo 18 Sep 2015

Crucial judgment on temporary employment service 'deeming provision'
Crucial judgment on temporary employment service 'deeming provision'Article

The Labour Court handed down judgment on 8 September 2015 on the interpretation ruling relating to the recent amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA)...

Aadil Patel and Kirsten Caddy 15 Sep 2015

Employment Services Act now in effect but excludes private employment agencies
Employment Services Act now in effect but excludes private employment agenciesArticle

The Employment Services Act (ESA), which came into effect on 9 August 2015, specifically excludes s13 from coming into operation. This section deals with the registration of private employment agencies...

17 Aug 2015

Annual Labour Law Conference to examine impact of amendments to LRAArticle

The 28th Annual Labour Law Conference takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 4-6 August 2015. It is jointly facilitated by the law departments at UCT, Wits and the University of KwaZulu-Natal...

Nicci Whitear-Nel 4 Aug 2015

CCMA rules on interpretation of deeming provision in Labour Relations Act
CCMA rules on interpretation of deeming provision in Labour Relations ActArticle

In a ruling handed down by the CCMA on 29 June 2015, the commissioner ruled on the interpretation of the "deemed employment" provision contained within the Labour Relations (LRA)...

30 Jun 2015

Benefits of using professionals in the recruitment industry
Benefits of using professionals in the recruitment industryArticle

The staffing and recruitment industry has grown and evolved drastically since the early establishment of agencies to fill the workforce with those returning from war in the 1940s...

12 Jun 2015

New dispensation for employees on contracts
New dispensation for employees on contractsArticle

From midnight on 31 March 2015 a new dispensation kicked in for employees on fixed term or part time contracts and for clients who employed the services of labour brokers (called temporary employment services in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995)...

Ingrid Lewin 14 May 2015

Labour and BEE legislation changes discussed at FEDHASA seminar
Labour and BEE legislation changes discussed at FEDHASA seminarArticle

With the Labour Relations Amendment Act (No. 6 of 2014), which took effect on 1 January, 2015, as well as the Amended B-BBEE Codes, businesses in the hospitality industry will have to make significant changes to the way they do business...

29 Apr 2015

Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economy
Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economyArticle

The newly amended Labour Relations Act will have a devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy and the country's unemployment rate ...

16 Apr 2015

Labour Relations Act amendments alert
Labour Relations Act amendments alertArticle

The amendments to the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA), as embodied within the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 (amendment act) became effective on 1 January, 2015, save for a few key amendments which are only due to become effective on 1 April 2015...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 30 Mar 2015

Labour Court emphasises duties of commissioners
Labour Court emphasises duties of commissionersArticle

Can one review a decision of a commissioner who fails to provide cogent reasons for his decision?

Fiona Leppan and Bryce Bartlett 27 Mar 2015

Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environmentArticle

On 1 January 2015 the Labour Relations Amendment Act, No.6 of 2014 (LRAA), will take effect - with the exception of s37(c) - and South African businesses will have to comply with the new obligations created in the Act...

Aadil Patel 22 Dec 2014

BCEAA introduces important changes to Employment Act
BCEAA introduces important changes to Employment ActArticle

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEAA) came into effect on 1 September 2014.

5 Sep 2014

Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environmentArticle

The Labour Relations Amendment Act (LRAA), 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014), signals yet another move by government to streamline the country's labour environment.

20 Aug 2014

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