FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2021 2021-01-27T06:13:19+00:00 Admin ~/ State imposed Employment Equity targets are close. ~/?x=entry:entry201203-081030 2020-12-03T08:10:30+00:00 2020-12-03T08:10:30+00:00

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour has asked for public comment on the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill. [Read More…]

TERS applications 16 September 2020 – 15 October 2020 ~/?x=entry:entry201130-111628 2020-11-30T11:16:28+00:00 2020-11-30T11:16:28+00:00

Covid-19 TERS benefit applications for 16 September 2020 to 15 October 2020 is open and will close on 31 December 2020. No further applications for this period will be accepted beyond that date. [Read More…]

The question about the end of BBBEE inevitably comes up ~/?x=entry:entry201113-112339 2020-11-13T11:23:39+00:00 2020-11-13T11:23:39+00:00

The question about the end of BBBEE inevitably comes up but: Ramaphosa says BEE policies will not be scrapped

President Ramaphosa has defended BBBEE policies, adding that they will not be scrapped. [Read More…]

Government cannot reject tender applications purely on race: Supreme Court of Appeal ~/?x=entry:entry201103-072453 2020-11-03T07:24:53+00:00 2020-11-03T07:24:53+00:00

State-owned companies cannot disqualify prospective suppliers which who are not majority black-owned without first considering the price and proposition of the tender, the  Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on 02 November 2020. [Read More…]

Retrenchments: it is in the "best interests of society that an employer remains economically viable" ~/?x=entry:entry201029-061703 2020-10-29T06:17:03+00:00 2020-10-29T06:17:03+00:00

Employers do not have free rein to retrench employees who refuse alternative terms and conditions of employment.  Only where there is a genuine operational requirement for the retrenchment will such retrenchment not be automatically unfair. [Read More…]

TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ARE OPEN ~/?x=entry:entry201009-064249 2020-10-09T06:42:49+00:00 2020-10-09T06:42:49+00:00

TERS applications for the period of 16 August 2020 to 15 September 2020 are open: https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/

This period’s benefit is limited to employees of employers:

- are not permitted to operate either fully or partially operate due to lockdown regulations; and/or
- cannot implement special measures for vulnerable employees, or are unable to make alternative arrangements for them to work from home; and/or
- are unable to use employees, either fully or partially, because of operational requirements

Applications for this period will close on 30 October 2020.

NEW COVID-19 WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS: (Deadline: 21 October 2020) ~/?x=entry:entry201007-104701 2020-10-07T10:47:01+00:00 2020-10-07T10:47:01+00:00

Additional COVID-19 obligations on employers have been issued by the Employment and Labour Minister. [Read More…]

National Strike: 07 October 2020: No work, no pay, no disciplinary action ~/?x=entry:entry200930-055329 2020-09-30T05:53:29+00:00 2020-09-30T05:53:29+00:00

A strike protesting harsh socio-economic conditions, high levels of poverty, crime, corruption and unemployment currently being experienced in South Africa is to take place nationally next week. [Read More…]

TERS extended to 15 September 2020 ~/?x=entry:entry200908-060033 2020-09-08T06:00:33+00:00 2020-09-08T06:00:33+00:00

The TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) benefit has been extended to September 15, the Department of Employment and Labour announced. [Read More…]

Reduced salary and wages CAN claim the extended TERS benefits ( 01 July 2020 - 15 August 2020) ~/?x=entry:entry200825-155954 2020-08-25T15:59:54+00:00 2020-08-25T15:59:54+00:00

If employees are experiencing a temporary pay cut, regardless of the hours they are working, the employers can claim for TERS for the period ending 15 August 2020

Previously, a few days ago, the extended TERS was limited to:

- employers not permitted to commence operations under the Disaster Management Regulations;

- employers who were unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable workers. [Read More…]

Psychometric Tests do not need HPCSA approval. ~/?x=entry:entry200824-141811 2020-08-24T14:18:11+00:00 2020-08-24T14:18:11+00:00

Under the Employment Equity Act Psychometric tests have to be valid and reasonable, fairly applied and unbiased, and currently the test must be certified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. [Read More…]

Headcount, not turnover, decides of you are an EMployment Equity Designated Employer ~/?x=entry:entry200824-140554 2020-08-24T14:05:54+00:00 2020-08-24T14:05:54+00:00

Turnover will not define an employer for Employment Equity

Currently an employer is designated for Employment Equity compliance if they employ 50 or more employees and/or exceed the turnover threshold for their specific industry. [Read More…]

The union could repalce your Employment Equity Committee ~/?x=entry:entry200824-133818 2020-08-24T13:38:18+00:00 2020-08-24T13:38:18+00:00

The new Employment Equity Bill puts your union directly into your Employment Equity compliance.

Where there is a representative trade union, a designated employer consults only with the union, and not its own employees. [Read More…]

Minister can set compulsory Employment Equity Targets ~/?x=entry:entry200824-132811 2020-08-24T13:28:11+00:00 2020-08-24T13:28:11+00:00

Until the Employment Equity Amendment Bill comes into force, Employer have been able to set their own targets based on their own Plan and operational requirements.  Its not working, and the Minister of Employment and Labour, is taking an uncompromising approach to workforce transformation: changes will happen, and he will set the target for changes that will be met. [Read More…]

Metal Industry Wage increases for 2020-2021 ~/?x=entry:entry200818-034144 2020-08-18T03:41:44+00:00 2020-08-18T03:41:44+00:00


All existing Main Agreement terms and conditions of employment, including the current wage rates will remain unchanged until 30 June 2021. [Read More…]