What to do when you receive a compliance order for the National Minimum Wage?

A lot has changed since amendments were made to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act as at 1 January 2019, specifically to cater for compliance orders to now be entertained by the CCMA as opposed to the Labour Court. Employers are still unsure as to what to do when served with a compliance order, and [...]

2021-01-20T11:06:09+02:00January 20th, 2021|Wages|Comments Off on What to do when you receive a compliance order for the National Minimum Wage?

Whose dispute is it anyway? The enforcement of the New National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 and the conflict with the enforcement of the Bargaining Council main collective agreements.

The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 was promulgated with the aim of advancing economic development and social justice by improving the wages of the lowest-paid workers and protecting workers from unreasonably low wages.  To this end, the current minimum wage stands at R20.76 per hour regardless of whether a worker falls under a [...]

2021-01-18T15:15:47+02:00January 18th, 2021|Wages|Comments Off on Whose dispute is it anyway? The enforcement of the New National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 and the conflict with the enforcement of the Bargaining Council main collective agreements.

Section 73A of the BCEA – Disputes regarding National Minimum Wages

Section 73A of the BCEA came into effect on 1 January 2019 and provides that employees earning below the threshold of R 205 433.30 per annum, may now refer disputes to the CCMA relating to employers' failure to pay any amounts owing to that employee in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the [...]

2021-01-11T13:57:21+02:00January 11th, 2021|Wages|Comments Off on Section 73A of the BCEA – Disputes regarding National Minimum Wages

The inner workings of Section 73A of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Purpose: Section 73A of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (“BCEA”) confers jurisdiction on the CCMA to conciliate and arbitrate disputes in which employees earning below the prescribed threshold may claim monies owing to them in terms of the National Minimum Wage Act, the BCEA, a collective agreement, a sectoral determination or contract of employment. [...]

2020-12-21T09:10:41+02:00December 21st, 2020|Contracts, Wages|Comments Off on The inner workings of Section 73A of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Looking at the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and how it regulates Working Hours

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA) lays down conditions of employment regarded by legislature as fundamental. Although the Act does not itself prescribe a national minimum wage, it ensures that working hours do not exceed certain maxima, that employees are granted adequate breaks during the working day, that they are given [...]

2020-06-04T12:12:55+02:00June 4th, 2020|Wages|Comments Off on Looking at the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and how it regulates Working Hours

The National Minimum Wage Bill

The South African labour market is characterised by high levels of inequality, unemployment and poverty. Due to such a characterisation, the South African National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be introduced as one of the measures to reduce these levels.   The implementation of a NMW is drawing closer. The official bill has recently been adopted [...]

2018-11-23T09:07:07+02:00November 23rd, 2018|Wages|Comments Off on The National Minimum Wage Bill

Can a Wage Dispute be referred to the CCMA as an Unfair Labour Practice?

CEO recently assisted in a dispute relating to the employer’s failure to increase an employee’s salary, while other employee’s salaries were increased. The dispute was referred in terms of Section 186(2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act (the “LRA”): “Unfair Labour practice” means any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee [...]

2018-10-19T11:12:07+02:00September 10th, 2018|Wages|Comments Off on Can a Wage Dispute be referred to the CCMA as an Unfair Labour Practice?

Hospitality Sector Minimum Wage Increases for 2018/2019

The minimum wage for South Africa's vulnerable sector of hospitality will be revised upward with effect from 01 July 2018. The new Hospitality Sectoral Determination which governs the minimum wage rate in the sector, will be effective until 30 June 2019. The minimum rate for employers with 10 or less employees will be a monthly [...]

2018-10-19T12:02:47+02:00June 22nd, 2018|Latest News, Wages|Comments Off on Hospitality Sector Minimum Wage Increases for 2018/2019

Update: National minimum wage & UIF changes

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE CHANGES   Yesterday, the National Assembly at Parliament officially passed the National Minimum Wage Bill.  This bill means that all workers, except those employees who fall under the following sectors: domestic, farm, forestry, Extended Public Works Programs (EPWP) and learnerships, should earn no less than R20 per hour as a minimum wage. [...]

2018-11-23T09:08:23+02:00May 31st, 2018|Latest News, Wages|Comments Off on Update: National minimum wage & UIF changes

Best wage deal on the table, say public servants

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 – The head of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) confirmed that the government sealed an agreement with unions on Tuesday to raise public sector wages by 7% this year, thereby averting a potentially crippling strike by 1.3 million workers. […]

2017-10-11T11:07:46+02:00May 21st, 2015|Strikes, Wages|Comments Off on Best wage deal on the table, say public servants
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