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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Metal Industries 2020 wage increases.

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

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2020-06-25

Covid-19 TERS Applications For June 2020 is open.

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March 2020 stated that the TERS “Directive remains in operation for the period if 3 (three) months or until they are withdrawn by the Minister, whichever comes first.”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

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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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2020-06-01

Level 3: Q&A

Can all employees return to work. [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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Employment and Labour Minister Nxesi guns for employers who are not passing on COVID relief benefits to workers (www.labour.gov.za: 8 May 2020 )

The Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has come out blazing against employers who have received Unemployment Insurance Fund Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits from the UIF but are not passing on the money to workers. [Read More…]

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2020-05-05

A bit of breathing space – Employment Equity Targets

The achievement of  your Employment Equity Targets will be difficult this year, the Commission for Employment Equity conceded yesterday. [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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2020-04-23

CORONA-19 Safety Equipment and Safety Pack

Post lockdown “normal” is going to need the same precautions, and more vigilance as workplaces open. [Read More…]

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