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What Constitutes a “benefit” when dealing with an unfair Labour Practice in terms of Section 186(2)

Employers often deal with disputes referred to the CCMA as an unfair labour practice relating to benefits. The CCMA and Labour Court have however faced much uncertainty over the years with what constitutes a “benefit” in terms of Section 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995.   The uncertainty surrounding the concept of [...]

2020-09-16T15:56:55+02:00September 16th, 2020|General|Comments Off on What Constitutes a “benefit” when dealing with an unfair Labour Practice in terms of Section 186(2)

The odd one out…incompatibility as a form as incapacity

During the last few years, there has been an increased focus on interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Ever so often, employers may be confronted with a situation where one employee may not be compatible with the workplace dynamic and in extreme cases may disrupt workplace harmony. The questions many employers are confronted with are: - [...]

2020-09-14T17:34:54+02:00September 14th, 2020|General|Comments Off on The odd one out…incompatibility as a form as incapacity

Social Media Misconduct in the Workplace

With the rapid growth of the use of social media, it may be necessary to regulate or provide guidelines to such use in the absence of legislation regulating the same, especially in an era where more and more employees are dismissed for "social media misconduct".   Social media has become one of the most prominent [...]

2020-09-09T16:29:22+02:00September 9th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Social Media Misconduct in the Workplace

Incapacity Processes – An Overview

We have noticed in recent months that many of our members are uncertain about incapacity proceedings. In September, we will be focusing on various incapacity processes. We will discuss their purpose and application. We hope that the information will be of value to our members and provide them with a greater understanding of the incapacity [...]

2020-09-01T16:33:49+02:00September 1st, 2020|Dismissal, General|Comments Off on Incapacity Processes – An Overview

Reporting under the Influence of Alcohol during COVID 19

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued numerous Directives that address the occupational health and safety measures to be implemented in the workplace in response to COVID 19 and in an attempt to minimise the risk of spreading the virus in the workplace.   In terms of the above Directive, this includes inter alia [...]

2020-08-17T16:09:03+02:00August 17th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Reporting under the Influence of Alcohol during COVID 19

Skills Development in the workplace – a forgotten concept?

Many employers may have heard about the Skills Development Act of 2003, understanding that it is legislation impacting on the employment relationship. However, very few have an understanding of what this concept entails. Successful business owners may know that training plays a pivotal part in the success of their enterprises. It is therefore advisable that [...]

2020-08-12T14:48:24+02:00August 12th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Skills Development in the workplace – a forgotten concept?

Latest laws on transformation in the workplace: How does it affect me as an employer?

The Department of Employment and Labour has gazetted the Employment Equity Amendment Bill on 20 July 2020. The bill aims to amend some provisions of the Employment Equity Act. This was first announced by the Minister of Labour Thulas Nxesi in July 2019.   Numerical Targets The most significant change is that the Minister will [...]

2020-08-05T18:42:13+02:00August 5th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Latest laws on transformation in the workplace: How does it affect me as an employer?

False accusation of Racism in the Workplace

In South Africa, racism has been an ongoing problem for many years, and the need to eradicate the phenomenon remains as important an issue as ever. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that a person may falsely accuse another of racism with the sole purpose of harming that person.   When people decide to "cry wolf" and [...]

2020-08-03T18:04:09+02:00August 3rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on False accusation of Racism in the Workplace

Telling a lie on your CV will do a little more than making your nose grow

The rapid and vicious spread of COVID-19 has caused havoc in the global economy and has caused companies the world over to either close their doors or begin mass retrenchments. This has put the everyday person in an unenviable position, what are you willing to do to gain employment in an economy where this is [...]

2020-07-31T14:33:25+02:00July 31st, 2020|General|Comments Off on Telling a lie on your CV will do a little more than making your nose grow

The latest amendments to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) aims to protect an individual’s right to privacy regarding their personal information which may have been collected by a third party during the course of business. The purpose of this legislation is to formalise the manner in which companies store, collect and access private information in order [...]

2020-07-09T16:38:15+02:00July 9th, 2020|Contracts, General|Comments Off on The latest amendments to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)