Additional obligations for designated employers under The Employment Equity Act

A recent bill submitted to Parliament for consideration would seek to impose potentially stringent new quotas for numerical targets for the employment of persons from designated groups. 

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An employer may dismiss an employee for lodging a false grievance

Summary: An employer may dismiss an employee if he or she has lodged a grievance against another employee which is false. Dismissing an employee for doing so does not amount to an automatically unfair dismissal because the lodging of a grievance is not the same as exercising a right conferred by law.

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BeyondCOVID Survey reveals 76% of SA businesses report revenue losses due to Covid-19

A new national survey on the business impact of the Covid-19 pandemic shows that over half (56%) of participants across all sectors are currently operating under their normal capacity. An even bigger percentage (76%), has seen their revenues shrink and a quarter (23%) has had to shut down, temporarily or permanently. For just two in ten it is business as usual, while only a tiny fraction (2%) has grown its operations.

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Necessary Changes to Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

On 20 August 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour in South Africa published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Draft Code), for public comment. This Draft Code has been guided by various conventions adopted by the International Labour Organisation, including the recent convention and recommendation on eliminating and preventing Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Convention 190, 21 June 2019).

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5 Tips for Video Recruiting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the wholesale shift to a home working environment, the use of video technology has become ubiquitous for many organisations. Video technology as a communication tool is amazing and it has been fantastic to see it come into its own in supporting organisations and allowing them to continue to operate during these difficult times.

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Protect Your Remote Workers and Your Business From Cyber-Threats

With many businesses transitioning to a remote working model, cybersecurity has never been more important. If your employees are working from home, both they and your business are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. You can protect your business data by implementing some organisational- and individual-level security policies. These nine tips will help you maintain security for your remote workers and your business.

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