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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2022-07-05

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

“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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2022-02-08

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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BBBEE Mining charter is policy, not law

The recent Pretoria High Court judgment found that the current BBBEE Mining Charter constitutes a policy, not a law. [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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2021-09-09

TERS and workers affected by July’s unrest

Employers can apply for their employees affected by unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu in July this year, but only if the business was recently closed directly due to destruction, damage or looting of the workplace. [Read More…]

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2021-09-06

Your Employment Equity Plan may be scrapped next year to suit government-imposed targets.

The Employment Equity Act is set to be amended in 2022. [Read More…]

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2021-07-26

Can you make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory? Yes…BUT…

Employers may make vaccinations mandatory, but it’s not as simple as an instruction. [Read More…]

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2021-07-20

TERS extended again, but paid directly to employees

The Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) has been extended once again for certain affected employees because of the adjusted Level 4. [Read More…]

Mark - 19:08 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | 12 comments

2021-06-28

Permit to travel in and out of Gauteng in Lockdown Level 4.

Last night President Ramaphosa announced the new lockdown regulations.  The regulations as they refer to the running of our businesses are:

- Interprovincial travel to and from Gauteng is prohibited unless it is for business purposes.  Anybody leaving or entering Gauteng must have a permit. [Read More…]

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2021-06-15

Guidelines published on mandatory vaccinations in the workplace.

The government has not made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory, however guidelines were gazetted last week in the event that an employer decides to make vaccinations mandatory. [Read More…]

Mark - 12:37 @ common, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, B-BBEE | 10 comments

 
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