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…]
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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…]
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…]
INVITATION: Complimentary Transport Forum SIG : 1 April 2021 : “Express Logistics” Attendance is for free but booking is essential (Other initiatives listed as well)FefaTech2021-03-17T09:31:17+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)
|Zoom meeting live streamed to [more…]|
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
INVITATION | CDE @ 25 | Martin Wolf on the crisis of democratic capitalism | Wed 31 March 2021 | 5 to 6 pm SASTFefaTech2021-03-17T09:17:03+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…]
Labour Court grants FEDHASA urgent interdict opposing extension of Bargaining Council Collective Agreement to non-partiesFefaTech2021-03-03T10:21:16+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…]
Invitation | CDE @ 25 | Francis Fukuyama on Populism after Trump | Wed 10 March 2021 | 6 to 7 pm SASTFefaTech2021-03-02T14:56:28+02:00
You are invited to share this conversation of Ann Bernstein with Francis Fukuyama.
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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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
The employment and labour department confirmed this in a statement on helping workers in vulnerable sectors via the UIF’s normal benefits.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]