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New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020. …

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D-Day is here: SA expats in for a bumpy ride with SARS

D-Day is here: SA expats in for a bumpy ride with SARS

South African legislation governing expatriate tax exemption is set to change dramatically from 1st March 2020, affecting South Africans worldwide. This includes anyone who has permanently settled in another country. …

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Why untaken annual leave can cost you actual Rands and cents

Why untaken annual leave can cost you actual Rands and cents

Everything you read about employee performance makes the connection between happy, healthy people and a happy, health bottom line. …

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Parental benefits, in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Effective 1 January 2020

Parental benefits, in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Effective 1 January 2020

On 23 December 2019 a proclamation was published in terms of which sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (“LLAA”) became effective as of…

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Why could dismissing sick employees be dangerous?

Why could dismissing sick employees be dangerous?

Going the extra mile might not be good enough …

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Constitutional Court determines the fate of Labour Brokers

Constitutional Court determines the fate of Labour Brokers

The deeming provision in s198A(3)(b)(i) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that an employee of a Temporary Employment Service (TES) not performing a temporary service for the client is “deemed to be the employee…

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How honest employees become criminals

How honest employees become criminals

The incidents in information security might occur due to the fault of the most respectable employees. We have been working on the development of corporate systems to prevent information leakage – DLP (Data Loss Prevention)…

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Why “troubled” employees are a threat to your business

Why “troubled” employees are a threat to your business

Gamblers, terrorists, haters and other risk groups can threaten business information security. But should an employer be interested in the personal life of employees? The question alone can trigger indignation – if employees cope well…

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What is the “new” exemption for Zimbabweans?

What is the “new” exemption for Zimbabweans?

The Minister of Home Affairs announced on the 8th September 2017 that with effect from the 1st January 2018 and subsisting for a period of four (4) years from that date, a new exemption dispensation…

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Unions and their members’ jobs

Unions and their members’ jobs

Do trade unions have the right to make decisions on behalf of members? The labour court, in Fakude and 25 Others v Kwikot (Pty) Ltd (2013) 24 SALLR 295 (LC), had the opportunity of considering…

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