We wish to remind employers that the 30 June 2013 deadline for the submission of your Annual Training Report (ATR) and Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) to the relevant SETA’s is fast approaching.
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A study showed that 80% of employees were dissatisfied with the performance appraisal system. Many managers also find it an extremely stressful process, so why not just do away with performance appraisals?
The minimum wage rates in the Wholesale and Retail are increased as from 1 February 2013. There are also a few other amendments to the Sectoral Determination that employers need to note.
Costly payment obligation for the public holiday on Sunday 16 December 2012, especially for employers who have employees working on both 16 and 17 December 2012.
Question: Does an employee have a right to an annual bonus?
Recent newspaper reports imply that the Labour Appeal Court has now decided that employers have to accept ‘sick’ certificates from sangomas. This is not the case.
Question: Is an employee on a fixed term contract only entitled to proportionate sick leave?
Question: Can annual leave be forfeited?
Question: If an employee is absent due to illness for a brief period (no more than 2 days), may the employer insist on a medical certificate?
Question: May an employer change a policy without the agreement of employees?
As from 1 July 2012, the minimum wage rates in the hospitality sector are increased
The proposed increase in the earnings threshold will result in additional expenses for the employer.
May an employer pay its employees a flat rate (e.g. including pay for overtime worked, work on Sundays and public holidays, sick leave, family responsibility leave)?
Must an employer give notice of termination of the services of an employee who has been employed on a temporary basis?
As from 1 February 2012, the minimum wage rates in the Wholesale and Retail have been increased by approximately 6,38%.
Does an employee have a right to an annual increase?
Question: May employees be forced to work overtime? What if they refuse?
May an employer increase or decrease agreed working hours of its employees?
May a manager be required to work overtime, on Sundays and public holidays without receiving additional pay?
As from 1 July 2011, the minimum wage rates in the hospitality sector are increased by 5,2%
Certain provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 (the BCEA) pertaining to working time do not apply to senior managerial employees or employees who earn in excess of certain amount per year (the “earnings threshold”).
Question: If an employee falls ill during annual leave, must the employee get paid sick leave? Or must the employee’s annual leave entitlement be extended?
Question: Does the concept of a “casual” still exist?