NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLD AS FROM 1 MARCH 2021

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The earnings threshold is due to increase by 3% to R211596 per year (R17633 per month) with effect from 1 March 2021. Certain provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 (the BCEA) pertaining to working time do however not apply to senior management or employees who earn in excess of certain amount per year (the “earnings threshold”). There are also other interesting implications.

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WHO PAYS SALARIES DURING 21-DAY LOCK-DOWN?

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In a drastic measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, the SA Government has declared a lock-down as from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until midnight on Thursday 16 April 2020. This will be enacted in terms of the Disaster Management Act. During this period all employees, with the exception of a few categories, will have to stay at home. Who pays their salaries? What happens after the 21-day lock-down?

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COVID-19 & UIF – SHORT TIME & TEMPORARY LAY-OFF

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Some businesses are under severe strain as a consequence of the severe measures implemented due to the COVID-19 having been declared a national disaster. They are resorting to emergency measures such as short time & temporary lay-off. A fairly recent amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act of 2001 is likely to bring much needed relief to affected employees.

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CORONAVIRUS IMPACT IN THE WORKPLACE

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Now that the World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic and the President has declared it a national disaster, employers are under increased pressure to take action: What precautionary measures should be taken, what forms of leave apply, how must employees be accommodated, quarantine, how does one deal with a slowdown in business, etc?