FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2021 2021-08-02T12:10:34+00:00 Admin ~/ Metal Industries Negotiations DEADLOCKED ~/?x=entry:entry210728-150042 2021-07-28T15:00:42+00:00 2021-07-28T15:00:42+00:00

NUMSA has registered a deadlock in the metal and engineering industry wage negotiations today. [Read More…]

Can you make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory? Yes…BUT… ~/?x=entry:entry210726-140334 2021-07-26T14:03:34+00:00 2021-07-26T14:03:34+00:00

Employers may make vaccinations mandatory, but it’s not as simple as an instruction. [Read More…]

TERS extended again, but paid directly to employees ~/?x=entry:entry210720-190830 2021-07-20T19:08:30+00:00 2021-07-20T19:08:30+00:00

The Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) has been extended once again for certain affected employees because of the adjusted Level 4. [Read More…]

Metal and Engineering Industries negotiations update. ~/?x=entry:entry210716-061839 2021-07-16T06:18:39+00:00 2021-07-16T06:18:39+00:00

SEIFSA tabled its conditional offer on 12 July 2021. [Read More…]

The online portal to register your POPIA Information Officer has crashed. ~/?x=entry:entry210716-061605 2021-07-16T06:16:05+00:00 2021-07-16T06:16:05+00:00

The Information Regulator has acknowledged the crash and has indicated that no Responsible Party will be held liable for failure to have registered by 01 July 2021. [Read More…]

Dismissing for looting ~/?x=entry:entry210716-061420 2021-07-16T06:14:20+00:00 2021-07-16T06:14:20+00:00

The media is full of images of looting in South Africa.  What action can you take if you identify an employee looting a supermarket. [Read More…]

Permit to travel in and out of Gauteng in Lockdown Level 4. ~/?x=entry:entry210628-065407 2021-06-28T06:54:07+00:00 2021-06-28T06:54:07+00:00

Last night President Ramaphosa announced the new lockdown regulations.  The regulations as they refer to the running of our businesses are:

- Interprovincial travel to and from Gauteng is prohibited unless it is for business purposes.  Anybody leaving or entering Gauteng must have a permit. [Read More…]

Guidelines published on mandatory vaccinations in the workplace. ~/?x=entry:entry210615-123710 2021-06-15T12:37:10+00:00 2021-06-15T12:37:10+00:00

The government has not made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, however guidelines were gazetted last week in the event that an employer decides to make vaccinations mandatory. [Read More…]

DTI Minister clarifies the misinterpretation of Trusts, NPC’s, Broad Based Schemes and Employee Ownership Schemes. ~/?x=entry:entry210520-050545 2021-05-20T05:05:45+00:00 2021-05-20T05:05:45+00:00

The BBBEE Commissioner has over the last few years put limitations on these kind of structures (Discretionaly Collective Enterprises.)
The Minister has finally clarified the misinterpretation – the BBBEE Commissioner will not be happy. [Read More…]

NUMSA tables Metal Industry demands for 2021 negotiations. ~/?x=entry:entry210513-124011 2021-05-13T12:40:11+00:00 2021-05-13T12:40:11+00:00

NUMSA sent their demands for the Metal and Engineering Industries’ 2021’s wage negotiations on 10 May 2021. [Read More…]

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration for over 60s ~/?x=entry:entry210416-112051 2021-04-16T11:20:51+00:00 2021-04-16T11:20:51+00:00

Over 60s can register for COVID-19 vaccinations on line on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) from today: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/

All those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card. [Read More…]

EMPLOYER’S NOTES: DOMESTIC WORKERS COVERED BY WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION. ~/?x=entry:entry210312-114243 2021-03-12T11:42:43+00:00 2021-03-12T11:42:43+00:00

Employers of domestic workers need to register with Workman’s Compensation so that their employees are covered for workplace injuries and diseases. [Read More…]

Extended COVID-19 TERS relief for 24 sectors ~/?x=entry:entry210308-060049 2021-03-08T06:00:49+00:00 2021-03-08T06:00:49+00:00

The extended TERS relief has been extended and applies to the period of 16 October 2020 until 15 March 2021.   

Category 1: Those employees whose employers are not permitted to commence operations, either partially or in full, in terms of the December 2020 regulations. [Read More…]

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…]