EMPLOYMENT EQUITY UPDATE

In Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Karlien Scholtz1 Comment

The amendments to the Employment Equity Act (EEA) were expected to come into effect on 1 September 2023, in which event companies with fewer than 50 employees would no longer have been obliged to comply with the affirmative action provisions of the EEA. So why the delay, and what are the consequences?

TAXI STRIKE – NO TRANSPORT, NO PAY?

In Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan Truter1 Comment

The taxi strike has given rise to several questions surrounding an employer’s responsibility towards its employees. Do employers have an obligation to provide transport or to pay employees? What about the employer’s obligations in terms of occupational health and safety legislation?

VISA REPRIEVE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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On Wednesday, 29 March 2022, the Director General of Home Affairs made an announcement that would be good news to many foreign nationals. Certain applicants whose visa or waiver application outcomes are still pending have been given a temporary extension until 31 December 2023 to make the necessary arrangements to validate their right to live and work in South Africa.

NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLD AS FROM 1 MARCH 2023

In Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan Truter2 Comments

Employees who earn in excess of certain amount per year (the “earnings threshold”), do not enjoy the same protection as lower earning employees. Working time is also regulated differently for senior managerial employees even if they earn less than the earnings threshold. How does this work, and are there other implications?

NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLD FROM 1 MARCH 2022

In Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan TruterLeave a Comment

The regulation of working time for employees who earn in excess of certain amount per year (the “earnings threshold”), is different to that of lower earning employees. Working time is also regulated differently for senior managerial employees even if they earn less than the earnings threshold. How does this work, and are there other implications?

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WHO PAYS SALARIES DURING 21-DAY LOCK-DOWN?

In Article Archive, Article Archive - Home, Article Archive - Teazer, Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan Truter35 Comments

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

In Article Archive, Article Archive - Home, Article Archive - Teazer, Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan Truter21 Comments

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

In Article Archive, Article Archive - Home, Article Archive - Teazer, Labour News, Labour News Teazer by Jan Truter5 Comments

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?