2019-08-18

Employment Equity Deadline looming: 01 October 2019

With about 6 weeks to go, the first deadline for the submission of your Employment Equity Reports is very close, especially considering the work than goes into that submission if it hasn’t been regularly monitored throughout the year. [Read More…]

Mark - 13:36 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2019-05-28

THE BBBEE COMMISSIONER IS NOT OPPOSED TO TRUSTS AS OWNERSHIP

Don’t dump your trusts - it needs to be in line with exactly what the BBBEE Codes require.

BBBEE Commissioner Zodwa Ntuli is opposed to Trusts which do not operate withing the objectives and requirements of the BBBEE Act and Codes.  One of the key principles in the Codes of Good Practise is that substance takes precedence over legal form.  Ntuli stressed that the BBBEE Commission has never issued a statement disputing that Trusts are not recognisable forms of Black ownership.  She has criticised their substance: the way the Trusts exist and operate.  The Codes clearly allow for the existence of Trusts and details the substance of those Trusts. [Read More…]

Mark - 08:07 @ common, B-BBEE

2019-04-12

Minimum Wage Exemption Process

The application for exemption is on line at https://nmw.labour.gov.za/. [Read More…]

Mark - 14:02 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE

2019-04-11

Minimum Wage: Employees can anonymously report employers: IMPIMPI ALIVE

From 01 May 2019 employees can report an employer for not paying the R20 per hour minimum wage to the Department of Labour.  The project called “Impimpi Alive” will enable workers to send an anonymous SMS message to the Department of Labour, which will dispatch and inspector within 48 hours.  Names of the companies that are found to be paying less than R20 per hour will be made public, in addition to fines that may be issued. [Read More…]

Mark - 12:39 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE

2019-03-01

Public Holiday: 08th May 2019

National elections will take place on 08 May 2019

President Ramaphosa has declared the day a public holiday to allow those who wish to vote the opportunity to do so.

Payment: All employees are paid as they would normally be paid for 08 May as if they were at work for that day.

Overtime: If employees work on 08 May 2019 they are, depending on your industry, paid double time.

Payment for the public holiday is made regardless of whether the employee votes or not.

Mark - 13:14 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2019-02-22

Skills Development and BBBEE Deadline: 30 April 2019

To be able to claim any BBBEE points from the Skills Development element on your next BBBEE Certificate, there must be evidence of your submission of your Annual Training Report and Workplace Skills Plan to your SETA by 30 February 2019.  

Failing to do so means that:
* The 25 BBBEE points available for you for Skills Development fall away. [Read More…]

Mark - 07:27 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-12-13

Exemption from the new National Minimum Wage

There is a system being developed which allows employers to apply for exemptions from the National Minimum Wage on line at www.nmw.dol.gov.za. [Read More…]

Mark - 07:22 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | 2 comments

1 January 2019: New national minimum wage

No employee may earn less than R20 per hour from 01 January 2019. [Read More…]

Mark - 06:20 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-12-12

NEW LEAVE FOR PARENTS

Good news for fathers and same-sex couples. [Read More…]

Mark - 13:02 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-09-28

New Mining Charter released

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe released the third mining charter yesterday, after approval by the Cabinet last week.  The focus is on empowerment targets and benefiting mining communities. [Read More…]

Mark - 04:57 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-09-26

…and on the subject of smoking…

While Marijuana has held the stage this month, the news is not as free-thinking for smokers, vapers and e-cigarette smokers. [Read More…]

Mark - 15:02 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-09-18

Dagga decriminalised - what happens now at work?

A few hours ago the Constitutional Court ruled unanimously that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga at a private home is unconstitutional.  It means you can grow, and use, dagga in your own home only.  Cultivating dagga for personal consumption only is permissible.  This will continue until the relevant laws are amended. [Read More…]

Mark - 09:51 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-09-13

YES - you can get two bonus BBBEE levels added to your BBBEE Certificate

It is entirely possible to add an extra two levels to your final BBBEE scorecard, through the YES (Youth Employment Service) programme. [Read More…]

Mark - 10:50 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-09-12

Amendment Bills sent to the President

The National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill, Labour Relations Amendment Bill and the Labour Laws Amendment Bill have been passed by parliament and sent to President Ramaphosa for assent. [Read More…]

Mark - 04:34 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | Add a comment

2018-08-07

BILLS APPROVED: Minimum Wage, Basic Conditions of Employment, LRA and Labour Laws Amendments

The National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, with no changes, as well as the new Labour Laws Amendment Bill, was approved today by the National Council of Provinces’ Select Committee on Economic and Business Development earlier today. [Read More…]

Mark - 14:19 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE