2020-08-04

TERS for April and May applications will still be accepted.

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…]

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2020-08-03

The CCMA does not want you there.

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…]

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2020-07-22

TERS benefit extended to 15 August 2020.

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

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2020-07-20

METAL INDUSTRIES WAGE INCREASES: July 2020

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…]

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2020-07-07

COVID-19 PAYE DEFERMENT TO BE PAID FROM SEPTEMBER 2020.

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…]

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2020-07-02

TERS has ended, but what about June?

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…]

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2020-07-01

TERS has ended.

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…]

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2020-06-08

Employees can refuse to work because of COVID-19, with NO repercussions.

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

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2020-06-05

Skills Development Levy (SDL): A four-month payment holiday

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

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2020-05-27

MAY TERS applications are supposed to have opened.

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…]

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2020-05-20

Vulnerable employees and COVID-19

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…]

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2020-05-11

Queries cleared up - TERS Q&A

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…]

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2020-04-30

NEW employer responsibilities for COVID-19 at the workplace: 29 April 2020

Yesterday the Department of Employment and Labour issued  directive for COVID-19 health and safety measures, which will apply for the entire State of Disaster. [Read More…]

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2020-04-29

Now that we are back at work – Level 4: Layoff and Short time.

In the first part of the lockdown employers were talking about how to pay salaries and look after employees.  Six weeks later and a looming Level 4 lockdown the focus is shifted to the survival of the business. [Read More…]

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Now that we are back – Level 4: Vulnerable employees.

Many companies are returning to work next week to varying degrees of production.  In preparation for next week, employers need to assess the vulnerability of employees when selecting which employees need to return to work. [Read More…]

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