FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2020 2020-08-07T22:04:07+00:00 Admin ~/ TERS for April and May applications will still be accepted. ~/?x=entry:entry200804-062349 2020-08-04T06:23:49+00:00 2020-08-04T06:23:49+00:00

TERS will still process NEW CLAIMS for April and May until a cut-off date, which has yet to be announced, but there will be a 14 day notice period of the cut off, the Department of Employment and Labour announced yesterday. [Read More…]

The CCMA does not want you there. ~/?x=entry:entry200803-062825 2020-08-03T06:28:25+00:00 2020-08-03T06:28:25+00:00

With effect from 01 August 2020:

There will be minimal use of the CCMA offices, unless the CCMA decides differently.

If you have a set down venue received prior to 01 August, go to that venue, unless directed by the CCMA. [Read More…]

TERS benefit extended to 15 August 2020. ~/?x=entry:entry200722-061749 2020-07-22T06:17:49+00:00 2020-07-22T06:17:49+00:00

TERS payment terminated on 30 June 2020. [Read More…]

METAL INDUSTRIES WAGE INCREASES: July 2020 ~/?x=entry:entry200720-085423 2020-07-20T08:54:23+00:00 2020-07-20T08:54:23+00:00

There are no adjustments to wage levels.

Seifsa has proposed that the 2020 negotiations be deferred, and that the current  terms and conditions of the Main Agreement be extended until 30 June 2021. [Read More…]

COVID-19 PAYE DEFERMENT TO BE PAID FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. ~/?x=entry:entry200707-072817 2020-07-07T07:28:17+00:00 2020-07-07T07:28:17+00:00

One of the measures to assist companies through the COVID-19 Lockdown was to defer as much of 35% of PAYE payment to SARS for April, May, June and July 2020. [Read More…]

TERS has ended, but what about June? ~/?x=entry:entry200702-032651 2020-07-02T03:26:51+00:00 2020-07-02T03:26:51+00:00

TERS (Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme) was only ever intended to run from April 2020 – June 2020.  The Benefit is no longer available from 01 July 2020. [Read More…]

TERS has ended. ~/?x=entry:entry200701-154653 2020-07-01T15:46:53+00:00 2020-07-01T15:46:53+00:00

No TERS (Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme) benefit applications will be accepted from today (1 July 2020)

All successful applications made by the end of June 2020 will be paid out.  Outstanding amounts from TERS for April, May and June will still be paid out. [Read More…]

Metal Industries 2020 wage increases. ~/?x=entry:entry200701-044142 2020-07-01T04:41:42+00:00 2020-07-01T04:41:42+00:00

Today would, normally, be increase date for scheduled employees in the Metal and Engineering Industries. [Read More…]

Covid-19 TERS Applications For June 2020 is open. ~/?x=entry:entry200625-124135 2020-06-25T12:41:35+00:00 2020-06-25T12:41:35+00:00

The TERS benefit is in its third month.  

The Government Gazette of 26 March 2020 stated that the TERS “Directive remains in operation for the period if 3 (three) months or until they are withdrawn by the Minister, whichever comes first.”  

The end of June has come first. [Read More…]

Employees can refuse to work because of COVID-19, with NO repercussions. ~/?x=entry:entry200608-091805 2020-06-08T09:18:05+00:00 2020-06-08T09:18:05+00:00

Employees can refuse to work with a reasonable fear of exposure to Covid-19. [Read More…]

Skills Development Levy (SDL): A four-month payment holiday ~/?x=entry:entry200605-120611 2020-06-05T12:06:11+00:00 2020-06-05T12:06:11+00:00

From 01 May 2020 until 31 August 2020 employers registered for SDL do not have to declare or pay it to SARS. [Read More…]

Level 3: Q&A ~/?x=entry:entry200601-092541 2020-06-01T09:25:41+00:00 2020-06-01T09:25:41+00:00

Can all employees return to work. [Read More…]

MAY TERS applications are supposed to have opened. ~/?x=entry:entry200527-065014 2020-05-27T06:50:14+00:00 2020-05-27T06:50:14+00:00

TERS application for May were supposed to be accepted from midnight last night, according to the Department of Employment and Labour. 

This is not the case.

The TERS site (https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/) states simply that applications have not opened for May, and that we should check their website regularly. [Read More…]

Vulnerable employees and COVID-19 ~/?x=entry:entry200520-044308 2020-05-20T04:43:08+00:00 2020-05-20T04:43:08+00:00

Two groups of people who are at higher risk of contracting severe COVID-19, and are considered vulnerable employees are –
- People over the age of 60; and
- persons with underlying medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer. [Read More…]

Queries cleared up - TERS Q&A ~/?x=entry:entry200511-113326 2020-05-11T11:33:26+00:00 2020-05-11T11:33:26+00:00

Sole use of the benefit: Only to cover the cost of salaries during the closure.  Employers may not withdraw the funds paid by the UIF, or draw any cheques from the funds. [Read More…]