2021-02-22

National strike action on 24 February 2021.

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

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2021-02-10

New earnings threshold: R211 596.30 per annum

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…]

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2021-02-09

Minimum Wage increase from 01 March 2021: R21.69 per hour.

The new National Minimum wage from 01 March 2021 is:

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

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2021-02-03

Can employers require employees to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19?

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

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2020-12-03

State imposed Employment Equity targets are close.

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour has asked for public comment on the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill. [Read More…]

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2020-11-13

The question about the end of BBBEE inevitably comes up

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…]

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2020-10-29

Retrenchments: it is in the “best interests of society that an employer remains economically viable”

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…]

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2020-10-09

TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ARE OPEN

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.

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2020-10-07

NEW COVID-19 WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS: (Deadline: 21 October 2020)

Additional COVID-19 obligations on employers have been issued by the Employment and Labour Minister. [Read More…]

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2020-09-30

National Strike: 07 October 2020: No work, no pay, no disciplinary action

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…]

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2020-09-08

TERS extended to 15 September 2020

The TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) benefit has been extended to September 15, the Department of Employment and Labour announced. [Read More…]

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2020-08-25

Reduced salary and wages CAN claim the extended TERS benefits ( 01 July 2020 - 15 August 2020)

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…]

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2020-08-24

Psychometric Tests do not need HPCSA approval.

Under the Employment Equity Act Psychometric tests have to be valid and reasonable, fairly applied and unbiased, and currently the test must be certified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. [Read More…]

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Headcount, not turnover, decides of you are an EMployment Equity Designated Employer

Turnover will not define an employer for Employment Equity

Currently an employer is designated for Employment Equity compliance if they employ 50 or more employees and/or exceed the turnover threshold for their specific industry. [Read More…]

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The union could repalce your Employment Equity Committee

The new Employment Equity Bill puts your union directly into your Employment Equity compliance.

Where there is a representative trade union, a designated employer consults only with the union, and not its own employees. [Read More…]

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