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Keep up to date with the changing labour landscape

The South African labour landscape continues to shift with numerous changes to legislation effective 1 January 2019, requiring employers to bring themselves up to date to ensure compliance...

Issued by LexisNexis 19 Mar 2019

Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients...

14 Mar 2019

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018)...

By Sanelisiwe Nyasulu 14 Mar 2019

Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training

There has been increasing emphasis by the Department of Labour on improving the overall health and safety performance of all industries in South Africa...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Mar 2019

National Minimum Wage defaulters warned

Government has reiterated its commitment to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberately dodging labour laws, especially the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act...

13 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them

More and more businesses are expanding into a virtual world, which has advantages for employers and employees alike, but challenges and risks too...

By Rosalind Davey 7 Mar 2019

Mantashe to intervene in Carletonville mine protests

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has asked Police Minister Bheki Cele to intervene in the ongoing protests in Gauteng's Carletonville...

6 Mar 2019

Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits

For many years, asylum seekers attempting to claim benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have routinely been turned away by the Department of Labour, despite having made contributions to the fund during their employment...

By Werksmans Attorneys pro bono team 4 Mar 2019

Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department

All labour brokers have to register themselves with the Department of Labour before getting into the business of placing work seekers in the job market...

27 Feb 2019

Stats SA's confusing mining employment statistics

Stats SA's mining employment statistics are confusing, leading to many researchers and publications using the wrong data...

By GroundUp staff 27 Feb 2019

The Annual Employment Conference 2019

In future when we want to drive business performance, decide on appropriate workplace strategies and get greater returns on resources, the traditional 80/20 principle will be replaced by more detailed data...

Issued by Global Business Solutions 26 Feb 2019

Suspending your employee - the long and the short of it

The Constitutional Court in Long v South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] ZACC 7, recently held that 'there is no requirement' for an employer to afford an employee an opportunity to make representations why the employee should not be suspended (in the case of precautionary suspensions), prior to suspending the employee...

By Irshaad Savant, Issued by Adams & Adams 25 Feb 2019

Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?

The recently announced plan to unbundle Eskom into three separate and wholly owned entities under Eskom Holdings has received backlash from trade unions, who complained they should have been consulted first...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Tracy Robbins 22 Feb 2019

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