FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2021 2021-02-26T01:37:01+00:00 Admin ~/ National strike action on 24 February 2021. ~/?x=entry:entry210222-104400 2021-02-22T10:44:00+00:00 2021-02-22T10:44:00+00:00

The strike action calls for a mass stay away of workers. [Read More…]

TERS has been extended, but not for everyone. ~/?x=entry:entry210216-124959 2021-02-16T12:49:59+00:00 2021-02-16T12:49:59+00:00

TERS applications can be made for the period between 16 October 2020 to 15 March 2021, but only for some sectors. [Read More…]

New earnings threshold: R211 596.30 per annum ~/?x=entry:entry210210-123415 2021-02-10T12:34:15+00:00 2021-02-10T12:34:15+00:00

The Minister of Employment and Labour has determined that all employees earning in excess of R211 596.30 per annum (R17 633.02 per month) are excluded from the following sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as of 01 March 2021:

- Section 9: Ordinary hours of work;
- Section 10: Overtime;
- Section 11: Compressed working week;
- Section 12: Average of hours of work;
- Section 14: Meal intervals;
- Section 15: Daily and weekly rest period;
- Section 16: Pay for work on Sundays;
- Section 17(2): Transport and night shift allowances;
- Section 18(3): Pay for public holidays where the employee works on a day he/she would not ordinarily work 

Employees who earn in excess of R211 596.30 per annum are excluded from the above provisions

Employees earning under the threshold are required to receive the provisions of those sections. [Read More…]

Minimum Wage increase from 01 March 2021: R21.69 per hour. ~/?x=entry:entry210209-122421 2021-02-09T12:24:21+00:00 2021-02-09T12:24:21+00:00

The new National Minimum wage from 01 March 2021 is:

- R21.69 for each ordinary hour. [Read More…]

Can employers require employees to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19? ~/?x=entry:entry210203-100850 2021-02-03T10:08:50+00:00 2021-02-03T10:08:50+00:00

The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations has arrived.  The president stressed that no person will be forced to take the vaccine. [Read More…]

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…]