When the long awaited Parental, Adoption, and Commissioning Parental Leave provisions are implemented, employees will be able to claim their benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
The cause for the delay in the implementation of these benefits has apparently been the need to upgrade the UIF systems, develop regulations, and design new forms for processing applications.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Labour (on 3 June 2019), the UIF Commissioner has indicated that they would be ready for implementation by September 2019. However, in order to give effect to the changes the President will have to promulgate the implementation date of the relevant provisions of the Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018. Only then will the UIF be able to accept applications and process payments.
For more information on the Parental, Adoption, and Commissioning Parental Leave, see our previous article at https://www.labourwise.co.za/labour-news-teazer/parental-adoption-and-commissioning-parental-leave-implementation-date-confusion
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