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Specific forms of misconduct in the workplace and the necessity for a disciplinary code

2019-05-20T08:30:03+02:00

Section 118 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) stipulates that a dismissal must be for a fair reason and effected in accordance with fair procedure, taking into account any relevant code of good practice.

Employers should have a Disciplinary Code

Schedule 8 of the LRA further stipulates that all employers should adopt disciplinary [more…]

Specific forms of misconduct in the workplace and the necessity for a disciplinary code 2019-05-20T08:30:03+02:00

Invitation: CGN event – Top key issues facing Governing Bodies and the value of director mentorship, 20 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:11:27+02:00

The role of the governing body and the oversight it undertakes has been the subject of much scrutiny in the recent past. Within this context, the Corporate Governance Network (“CGN”) has identified three key themes for governing bodies to consider when conducting their activities, namely the need to ‘look within’; ‘look outwards’ and realise its [more…]

Invitation: CGN event – Top key issues facing Governing Bodies and the value of director mentorship, 20 May 2019 2019-05-20T09:11:27+02:00

Invitation: Discussion event on Section 218 of the Companies Act, presented by Prof Mervyn King – 27 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:06:16+02:00

All directors are concerned about their liability. This concern was heightened in 2008 when in the new Companies Act No.71, Section 218(2) was passed:

“Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act is liable to any other person for any loss or damage suffered by that person as a result of that contravention.”

Does this mean [more…]

Invitation: Discussion event on Section 218 of the Companies Act, presented by Prof Mervyn King – 27 May 2019 2019-05-20T09:06:16+02:00

Invitation: Self-disruptive leadership – JHB 24 May 2019

2019-05-20T09:01:39+02:00

The Self-Disruptive Leader

Volatile market conditions have forced organisations to evolve rapidly — sometimes frantically — making leadership even more vital to their continued success.

The latest research from the Korn Ferry Institute — which draws on data from over 150,000 leadership profiles, and is validated by the views of nearly [more…]

Invitation: Self-disruptive leadership – JHB 24 May 2019 2019-05-20T09:01:39+02:00

Skills Development Initiative The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019

2019-05-20T08:55:34+02:00

The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019.
According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit a:

Skills Development Initiative The Insurance and financial sector seta (INSETA) have extended the submission deadline to 30 May 2019 2019-05-20T08:55:34+02:00

Transport is not an essential service, committee finds

2019-05-20T08:26:40+02:00

The Essential Services Committee (ESC) has denied an application by the National Black Consumer Council to declare public transport an essential service.

The ESC, established under the Labour Relations Act of 1995, investigates whether or not a service should be made an essential service, which the Labour Act defines as one which if interrupted “endangers the [more…]

Transport is not an essential service, committee finds 2019-05-20T08:26:40+02:00

The race card: Not the joker in the pack

2019-05-01T21:41:07+02:00

In the matter of Legal Aid South Africa v Mayisela and Others LAC (CA9/17) [2019] ZALAC [Delivered 5 February 2019), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC), in considering a judgment granted in favour of the employee in a review application by the Labour Court, held that an employee who was dismissed for gross insubordination committed misconducted [more…]

The race card: Not the joker in the pack 2019-05-01T21:41:07+02:00

Invitation: From Freedom Fighter to fighter for freedom – Elections 2019 – an analysis

2019-04-12T09:12:30+02:00

Speaker: Temba Nolutshungu, FMF Director

Would a particular political party or a coalition be better or worse for individual and economic freedom in South Africa?

About Temba A Nolutshungu

Temba has been the Free Market Foundation liaison with Parliament for many years. He is familiar with all the parties, their leaders, and the policies they promote. That he [more…]

Invitation: From Freedom Fighter to fighter for freedom – Elections 2019 – an analysis 2019-04-12T09:12:30+02:00

Invitation to specialised courses on energy.

2019-04-12T09:08:30+02:00

Are you ready for the new challenges & opportunities as power markets around the world evolve? Below are some essential core knowledge courses for those involved in the power business. Feel free to forward the invitation to your colleagues who you think may find it useful or to your training department for approval. Call +65 [more…]

Invitation to specialised courses on energy. 2019-04-12T09:08:30+02:00

INVITATION to attend  China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair 2019 (16-23 May 2019)

2019-04-12T09:03:39+02:00

You are invited to take part in the PBF Delegation to China for the China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair 2019 from 16-23 May 2019.

Economy seats from: R31 950 each

Business seats from: R71 950 each (prices subject to price fluctuations and variations)

Bookings close at 12h00 on 22 April 2019 on a first paid, first served [more…]

INVITATION to attend  China (Langfang) International Economic & Trade Fair 2019 (16-23 May 2019) 2019-04-12T09:03:39+02:00

Invitation to workshop: POPIA UPDATE 2019

2019-04-12T09:00:31+02:00

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT coming up on the 15th – 16th of May 2019 at the Marine Parade Garden Court Hotel, Durban. Our Cape town event is at the Southern Sun, Waterfront on the 22nd – 23rd May 2019.

It is expected that the Protection of Personal Information Act will become effective during the course [more…]

Invitation to workshop: POPIA UPDATE 2019 2019-04-12T09:00:31+02:00

Labour department launches system for employees to report bosses that pay less than minimum wage

2019-04-12T08:50:02+02:00

In March the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has requested that the Department of Labour (DOL) investigate the growing practice of deliberate circumvention of labour laws amongst employers.

The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMW Act) provides generally that no worker should earn below R20 minimum wage per hour – with a [more…]

Labour department launches system for employees to report bosses that pay less than minimum wage 2019-04-12T08:50:02+02:00

Immigration lawyer’s arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

2019-04-05T11:31:31+02:00

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients.

The lawyer, who faces 1,125 counts of crimes ranging from fraud and forgery to money laundering, has also been accused of bribing home affairs [more…]

Immigration lawyer’s arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA 2019-04-05T11:31:31+02:00

Judgment on employee suspension doesn’t mean employers are in the clear

2019-04-05T11:28:17+02:00

Despite a recent Constitutional Court judgment easing the burden on employers when dealing with precautionary suspension, a legal expert warns that employers can still be found guilty of committing an unfair labour practice.

Last month, the Constitutional Court upheld a judgment passed by the Labour Court which states that an employer is under no obligation to [more…]

Judgment on employee suspension doesn’t mean employers are in the clear 2019-04-05T11:28:17+02:00

Amend constitutions on balloting or be deregistered, unions warned

2019-04-05T11:26:14+02:00

The constitution of every trade union has to include a provision on balloting all its members if intending to strike.

Labour Registrar advocate Lehlohonolo Molefe says over 200 South African unions have to change their constitutions to include balloting before strikes are declared or face deregistration.

In terms of the amendments which were implemented in January, the [more…]

Amend constitutions on balloting or be deregistered, unions warned 2019-04-05T11:26:14+02:00

Disciplinary enquiries: Procedure, rights and obligations of employer and employees

2019-04-02T06:20:09+02:00

Provided By Abrahams & Gross By Wesley Scheepers

Disciplinary action occurs when a rule or standard of conduct in the working environment has been breached and cannot be remedied by any other means. However, this step can only be taken when an allegation of misconduct has been proven by means of evidence.

Employee codes of conduct

Employees are [more…]

Disciplinary enquiries: Procedure, rights and obligations of employer and employees 2019-04-02T06:20:09+02:00

SARS Interpretation Note 17: When will an employer be liable for employees’ tax in respect of an independent contractor?

2019-04-02T06:16:41+02:00

Provided By Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr By Jerome Brink and Aadil Patel

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has published an updated Interpretation Note 17 (Interpretation Note) on how to determine whether a person is an independent contractor for employees’ tax purposes. The Fourth Schedule to the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act), [more…]

SARS Interpretation Note 17: When will an employer be liable for employees’ tax in respect of an independent contractor? 2019-04-02T06:16:41+02:00