The UIF will not pay out after June

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is committed to pay millions of workers their relief payments under the COVID-19 TERS until the end of June, 2020.   UIF states that they remain committed to paying the TERS Benefits till June 2020 as per the initial Directive of 26 March 2020. The benefits will continue to be [...]

2020-07-01T13:52:38+02:00July 1st, 2020|Latest News|2 Comments

What you need to know: Amendment to the Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme application requirements

In our previous articles, we have discussed the process to claim for benefits under the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (commonly referred to as the “TERS”) benefit.  Due to the nature of the COVID-19 virus and the extension of the period of National Lockdown, the Department of Employment and Labour (DOL) in conjunction with the Unemployment [...]

2020-04-15T16:18:43+02:00April 15th, 2020|Latest News|10 Comments

Unemployment Insurance Fund relaxes processes to minimise physical contact during the Lockdown

Dear CEO Members   The Department of Labour released a media statement on 9 April regarding information relating to the UIF.   The Unemployment Insurance Fund has relaxed adherence to its processes by allowing claims to be paid without mandatory source documents for those clients who are already receiving payment benefits from the Fund.   [...]

2020-04-14T10:11:11+02:00April 14th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Unemployment Insurance Fund relaxes processes to minimise physical contact during the Lockdown

Agreement Reached: National Textile Bargaining Council and UIF

Dear CEO Members   Yesterday, 07 April 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour extended the abovementioned agreement to non-parties within the textile industry, in an answer to the dire state of the industry during the national lockdown.   This agreement will facilitate payments to employees within the industry during the lockdown.  As per the [...]

2020-04-08T09:12:19+02:00April 8th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Agreement Reached: National Textile Bargaining Council and UIF

Guide for Employers during COVID-19: Which Scheme should I use?

There has been much confusion as to how the National Disaster benefit, as gazetted on 26 March will operate. Currently, the Preferred option, which appears to have the broadest application, is the COVID-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS). However, this is not the only fund available, and employers, who have laid off their staff without [...]

2020-04-03T16:11:19+02:00April 3rd, 2020|General, Latest News|4 Comments

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
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