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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

Die impak van boelie – Nuwe boek

2019-03-20T21:16:43+02:00

BOELIE – DIE VERWOESTER VAN KINDERS SE LEWENS

Wanneer ‘n mens met jongmense werk dan word jy oorweldig deur die impak van ‘n probleem soos boelie op talle jong lewens. Die afgelope klompie jare het daar ook ‘n al groter verskuiwing plaasgevind vanaf fisiese boelie na boelie via sosiale [more…]

Die impak van boelie – Nuwe boek 2019-03-20T21:16:43+02:00

Poverty wages – Exceptions and uncertainties concerning the NMWA

2019-03-11T20:26:36+02:00

Resource: GoLegal Provided By VDMA Attorneys

With the arrival of 2019, we saw the National Minimum Wage Act No. 9 of 2018 (“NMWA”) come into effect, which has not pleased those who are most affected by it.

The NMWA states that the national minimum wage for each ordinary hour worked is R20. There are, however, [more…]

Poverty wages – Exceptions and uncertainties concerning the NMWA 2019-03-11T20:26:36+02:00

50plus-skills for COFESA members Retire? No REFIRE

2019-03-10T19:21:20+02:00

The inspirational life coach Ms Lynda Smith,  calls on people not to retire but to reFIRE.

Please bring this email to the attention of your staff to assist them to prepare pro-actively to shape their lifestyle and  finance for after retierment.

There is a new social dynamics in South Africa called 50plus-skills. We bring together individuals [more…]

50plus-skills for COFESA members Retire? No REFIRE 2019-03-10T19:21:20+02:00

Lack of transport is no justification for late-coming and absenteeism

2019-03-07T10:03:56+02:00

Resource: Tony Healy & Associates

So, your car breaks down and you have no replacement; is your employer obligated to accommodate your absenteeism and late-coming that follows? No, they are not.

This was he scenario in the Labour Court review application in National Nuclear Regulator v the CCMA & others (Case number JR3104/12). The employee, a Senior [more…]

Lack of transport is no justification for late-coming and absenteeism 2019-03-07T10:03:56+02:00

King IV – Insights on Implementation and Disclosure

2019-03-05T10:28:04+02:00

Overview

This one day programme focuses specifically on the practical implementation and disclosure of King IV. In order to set the tone and provide background before we delve into the detail, a short introduction – for those who are not familiar with King IV – will be provided to explain the rationale and philosophy behind King [more…]

King IV – Insights on Implementation and Disclosure 2019-03-05T10:28:04+02:00

How new code can bring order to strikes

2019-02-19T09:24:43+02:00

www.bizcommunity.com By: Johan Olivier & Lizle Louw

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice.

In the past five years, SA’s mining industry [more…]

How new code can bring order to strikes 2019-02-19T09:24:43+02:00

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

2019-02-15T14:20:28+02:00
Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information. Social media has become a prevailing presence in our lives, including the workplace, and therefore poses a significant risk to the reputational integrity [more…]

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media 2019-02-15T14:20:28+02:00

No work, No pay, No penalty for COSATU’S intended protest action on 13 February 2019

2019-02-13T07:09:49+02:00

It is advisable to inform your workers that any absences related to the protest action will be treated on the following basis in term of the Labour Relations Act:

  • No work, no pay;
  • No disciplinary action;
  • A shift for leave pay and leave enhancement pay qualification purposes will be lost in respect of the day’s [more…]
No work, No pay, No penalty for COSATU’S intended protest action on 13 February 2019 2019-02-13T07:09:49+02:00

SONA 2019 – FW de Klerk Foundation

2019-02-08T11:33:29+02:00

SONA 2019

It is enticing to interpret President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA as just another election pitch to the electorate a few months before the general election, now to be held on 8 May. A closer look is, however, warranted, as there are some interesting elements that may indicate a [more…]

SONA 2019 – FW de Klerk Foundation 2019-02-08T11:33:29+02:00

Dismissing for insubordination – The Labour Appeal Court gives clarity

2019-02-05T11:58:09+02:00

Provided By Cowan-Harper-Madikizela By Neil Coetzer & Thato Matloko

In TMT Services and Supplies (Pty) Ltd v CCMA and 2 Others [JA32/2017] the Labour Appeal Court recently had occasion to clarify the issue of when dismissal would be appropriate for acts of insubordination.

In this case, TMT Services and Supplies (Pty) [more…]

Dismissing for insubordination – The Labour Appeal Court gives clarity 2019-02-05T11:58:09+02:00

Staying at home during a strike? Remember to tell your employer.

2019-02-05T08:06:06+02:00

Provided By Cowan-Harper-Madikizela By Neil Coetzer

It is well-known that strikes in South Africa are routinely marred by violence and intimidation. It often happens that due to the violence, or the threat of violence, employees stay at home during a strike, claiming that they are too afraid to attend work. Employers often exercise leniency [more…]

Staying at home during a strike? Remember to tell your employer. 2019-02-05T08:06:06+02:00