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CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission

2021-04-15T14:14:14+02:00

The CCMA recently reinstated an employee who took leave without permission during the Covid-19 lockdown, in a ruling which delivers an important lesson for other employers.  (To avoid creating a precedent is not the only rationale. What is required is that you apply your mind, consider the merits and motivate why you overrule a previous [more…]

CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission2021-04-15T14:14:14+02:00

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here’s what to do…

2021-04-15T14:10:43+02:00

It’s month-end. Your employee gets a notification on their phone that their salary has cleared into their bank account. Jackpot! They’ve received more than what is due to them. Mistakes and human miscalculations can occur easily, leaving employers in a difficult position. How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in [more…]

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here’s what to do…2021-04-15T14:10:43+02:00

King IV: The 2021 Certified Corporate Governance and Ethics Training Course

2021-03-24T09:32:05+02:00

The 2021 Certified Corporate Governance and Ethics Training Course by AGP Training

(A transition from the King III to King IV report) scheduled  to take place on the 15th  – 16th    of April  2021 at the Birchwood OR Tambo Hotel, Johannesburg

Please kindly send in the Registration Form to confirm your attendance as seats are being sold out [more…]

King IV: The 2021 Certified Corporate Governance and Ethics Training Course2021-03-24T09:32:05+02:00

Digital Director Development_Upcoming Programmes April 2021

2021-03-19T08:12:24+02:00

Dear employer, you are invited to participate & share:

During April IODSA is offering a brand new programme – ‘Lessons from Tongaat and African Bank’. Why don’t you join us and discuss what we need to learn from these company failures? Although some [more…]

Digital Director Development_Upcoming Programmes April 20212021-03-19T08:12:24+02:00

INVITATION: Complimentary Transport Forum SIG : 1 April 2021 : “Express Logistics” Attendance is for free but booking is essential (Other initiatives listed as well)

2021-03-17T09:31:17+02:00

Dear employer, you are invited to participate & share: Complimentary Transport Forum SIG : 1 April 2021 : “Express Logistics” Attendance is for free but booking is essential (Other initiatives listed as well)

Transport Forum Industry Alliances

Venue:

Zoom meeting live streamed to [more…]
INVITATION: Complimentary Transport Forum SIG : 1 April 2021 : “Express Logistics” Attendance is for free but booking is essential (Other initiatives listed as well)2021-03-17T09:31:17+02:00

Digital Director Development_April Upcoming programmes

2021-03-17T09:12:59+02:00

Instititute of Directors SA – Digital Director Development has the follow three specialised programme offerings:

  • Lessons from SAA – Focusing on Ethics & Whistleblowing
  • Governance for NPO’s
  • Directors’ Diligence vs Delinquency

[more…]

Digital Director Development_April Upcoming programmes2021-03-17T09:12:59+02:00

INVITATION | CDE @ 25 | Martin Wolf on the crisis of democratic capitalism | Wed 31 March 2021 | 5 to 6 pm SAST

2021-03-17T09:17:03+02:00

Dear employer, you are invited to share this conversation of Martin Wolf. He is one of the most influential and respected commentators on economics, finance and political economy in the world. He is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. In 2000 he was awarded the CBE, the Commander of the Order [more…]

INVITATION | CDE @ 25 | Martin Wolf on the crisis of democratic capitalism | Wed 31 March 2021 | 5 to 6 pm SAST2021-03-17T09:17:03+02:00

Labour Court grants FEDHASA urgent interdict opposing extension of Bargaining Council Collective Agreement to non-parties

2021-03-03T10:21:16+02:00

FEDHASA together with the Restaurant Collective, representing an alliance of hospitality stakeholders, including all the major brands and quick service restaurants in South Africa, was today granted an urgent interdict to halt the implementation of the recently gazetted Collective Agreement for the Bargaining Council for Fast Food, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades extension.

The issuing of [more…]

Labour Court grants FEDHASA urgent interdict opposing extension of Bargaining Council Collective Agreement to non-parties2021-03-03T10:21:16+02:00

Invitation | CDE @ 25 | Francis Fukuyama on Populism after Trump | Wed 10 March 2021 | 6 to 7 pm SAST

2021-03-02T14:56:28+02:00

Dear employer

You are invited to share this conversation of Ann Bernstein with Francis Fukuyama.

Previous conversations gave rare insights into international thinking.

JOIN US as we convene a series of global conversations on democracy, business, markets and development.

Francis Fukuyama is one of the world’s most prominent public intellectuals. He is senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli [more…]

Invitation | CDE @ 25 | Francis Fukuyama on Populism after Trump | Wed 10 March 2021 | 6 to 7 pm SAST2021-03-02T14:56:28+02:00

Ease of Doing Business Bill

2021-03-02T12:34:36+02:00

Cofesa welcomes the announcement of the  ‘Ease of Doing Business Bill’  that requires the development of a plan to reduce red tape and the costs thereof in existing regulatory measure and the evaluation of existing regulatory measures by Ministers and self-regulatory bodies.

The Democratic Alliance has tabled its Ease of Doing Business Bill which is aimed [more…]

Ease of Doing Business Bill2021-03-02T12:34:36+02:00

The Protection of Whistle Blowers

2021-03-02T12:19:56+02:00

It is not often that we hear of an employee reporting misconduct in the workplace to his employer. This is because the employee is not certain whether to report it or not, often for fear of reprisal by his employer. In order to address this problem and to ensure that the employee is protected from [more…]

The Protection of Whistle Blowers2021-03-02T12:19:56+02:00

Unions will ask for CPI plus 4% in 2021 public sector wage talks

2021-03-02T12:10:29+02:00

BL Premium reports that public sector unions are in line for another wage battle with government as they will be asking for an increase well above inflation in this year’s wage negotiations.

According to the demands that will be tabled at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council on Monday afternoon, the unions will ask for an across [more…]

Unions will ask for CPI plus 4% in 2021 public sector wage talks2021-03-02T12:10:29+02:00

New restaurant pay rules

2021-03-02T12:07:41+02:00

While the pandemic has brought its fair share of challenges to each one of us, the food services industry has felt its effects more gravely than most.

Lockdowns have closed premises, social distancing limits covers, revenue has been lost through restrictions on alcohol sales and the stricter hygiene and sanitisation regulations, though important, slows down service [more…]

New restaurant pay rules2021-03-02T12:07:41+02:00

DEL highlights UIF reduced work time benefit

2021-03-02T12:05:38+02:00

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will continue to provide financial relief through the already existing Short Term/Reduced Work Time Benefit.

The employment and labour department confirmed this in a statement on helping workers in vulnerable sectors via the UIF’s normal benefits.

The last payment period for the Covid-19 TERS Relief Scheme from 16 September until 15 October closed on [more…]

DEL highlights UIF reduced work time benefit2021-03-02T12:05:38+02:00

How and when to suspend employees

2021-02-22T12:37:22+02:00

Employers are often faced with situations where a decision must be taken whether an employee that was allegedly involved in misconduct should be suspended or not. Item 4 of schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act requires that an employer must conduct an investigation prior to taking disciplinary action against an employee and in order [more…]

How and when to suspend employees2021-02-22T12:37:22+02:00

TERS payments extended, only certain industries may claim

2021-02-22T12:28:03+02:00

In 2020, the government introduced a C-19 TERS benefit (Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme). This benefit, which was introduced to bring relief during the Covid-19 lockdown, enabled some employers to pay employees their salaries.

According to the government, the purpose of the fund is to limit the economic impact of the pandemic and the associated decline [more…]

TERS payments extended, only certain industries may claim2021-02-22T12:28:03+02:00

A new employee earnings threshold has been issued. What does this mean for employees?

2021-02-22T12:13:02+02:00

Introduction

Most people, from my own personal interactions with them, are not aware of the earnings thresholds nor do they know what an earning threshold is and how it impacts them as Employees. Briefly but concisely, an earnings threshold in South Africa refers to the gross annual earnings of any private person that form part of [more…]

A new employee earnings threshold has been issued. What does this mean for employees?2021-02-22T12:13:02+02:00

Rules in the Workplace and the Consistent Application thereof

2021-02-22T11:48:05+02:00

Rules regulating conduct in the workplace flow from a number of sources. Some emanate from the common law, for example, that an employee may not steal from an employer. Some rules are the result of an express agreement between the parties while other rules may arise impliedly from the conduct of the parties.

There have been [more…]

Rules in the Workplace and the Consistent Application thereof2021-02-22T11:48:05+02:00
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