2022-08-15

Protected national strike next week: 24 August 2022.

On 24 August 2022 COSATU and SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) will lead a strike across the country to protest against escalating food prices, fuel costs, and load shedding. [Read More…]

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2022-07-26

TRADITIONAL HEALER’S NOTES AND SICK LEAVE

It’s a tricky subject: are Traditional Healers notes acceptable for sick leave?

The Basic Conditions of Employment requires a sick note to be signed off by a registered medical professional that can treat and diagnose a patient. [Read More…]

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2022-07-05

CCMA throws a spanner in the works – no, you can’t enforce mandatory vaccinations.

The CCMA ruled that an employee’s dismissal for refusing to be vaccinated was unfair. [Read More…]

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2022-06-30

Metal Industries Bargaining Council parties vote to extend the Main Agreement to non parties.

The Main Agreement has not been extended to non-parties, but the Bargaining Council parties have agreed that it should be. [Read More…]

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“Justified” harassment

A senior Transnet employee was dismissed following a closed-door conversation in which sexual comments and remarks were exchanged between six male employees regarding fellow female employees. [Read More…]

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2022-06-23

Goodbye to face masks.

As of yesterday (22 June 2022) the requirement to wear facemasks anywhere has come to an end. [Read More…]

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2022-06-10

Don’t confuse Poor Performance with Negligence.

Roxanne Fielies

While poor performance may overlap with negligence, and it is vital to understand the difference between the two. [Read More…]

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2022-05-31

Paying, proving, and investigating sick leave

It’s that time of the year that every employer dreads, the flu and colds season paired with Covid-19. [Read More…]

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2022-05-23

Resignations: Withdrawing resignations, Immediate resignations and resignations when faced with dismissals

Alicia Venter

Can I withdraw my resignation and notice of termination? 
Yes, but the employer does not have to accept it. [Read More…]

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2022-05-16

Fair suspension before and after a disciplinary hearing

Roxanne Fielies: 16 May 2022

Suspension falls into two categories: one after discipline as a disciplinary measure and one before discipline to remove the employee, and to investigate. [Read More…]

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2022-03-20

Dismissal for dishonesty during a disciplinary hearing

An employee who colluded to corroborate a false statement regarding a breach of Covid-19 protocols by a fellow employee was charged with gross dishonesty. [Read More…]

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2022-02-08

National Minimum Wage increase as of 01 March 2022

The gazetted increase for the national minimum wage is R23.19 per hour for all employees, including farmworkers and domestic workers. [Read More…]

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2022-02-07

Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP)

In November 2021, Cabinet decided not to renew the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permits (ZSPs), which was set to end on the 31st of December 2021. [Read More…]

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2022-02-02

No COVID-19 isolation unless you have symptoms – then only for 7 days

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 they do not need to isolate if they show no symptoms. [Read More…]

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CCMA’s second anti-vaxxer ruling – this time is deals with suspension

The Occupational Health and Safety Act imposes a statutory duty on employers to take reasonable and practical measures to ensure a healthy and safe workplace.

It also requires every employee must cooperate with an employer to obey health and safety rules.

Suspending an employee for refusing to be vaccinated was fair and in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the CCMA ruled .  The Act compelled employers to provide safe workplaces, and the requirement to vaccinate was in the interests of the health and safety of all employees. [Read More…]

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