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  SEPTEMBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA PAIA REGULATIONS 2021 It is important that employers note the following: Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) regulations published The PAIA regulations have been amended to bring them in line with similar provisions in the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). To prevent confusion, the Department of Justice...

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No mask? No job. You can be fired for refusing to wear PPE Wearing a mask at work is not necessarily a violation of your personal rights, it could be mandated policy and a firing offence if not followed  There is little doubt that the cracks around COVID-19 are starting to show. From rapid lockdown...

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Transforming business continuity with resilient payroll flexibility Payroll is one of the most important business functions but it needs resilience and flexibility to function effectively  South African organisations have shifted gear, changing working models to adapt to changing regulatory requirements. Today, many companies have adopted hybrid working models, designed to maximise the best of both...

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Vaccine taker vs vaccine naysayer: What does this mean for the workplace? The line between employee rights and workplace safety is becoming increasingly blurred in a world where vax meets anti-vax  The COVID-19 vaccine debate has never been hotter. Take it, say the medical professionals and the vaccine believers. No, say the vaccine debaters and...

  AUGUST 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA EMERGENCY TAX RELIEF MEASURES It is important that employers note the following: Emergency tax measures as announced by President Ramaphosa The Minister of Finance, Mr. Tito Mboweni, released a media statement to provide some detail on the measures announced by the President of the Republic on 25 July 2021...

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Tired. Exhausted. Fatigued. Worn out. Burned out. Done. There is one thing that people are more tired of hearing about than the pandemic. Another video meeting. Another Zoom call. Another Teams request. With good reason. A recent peer-reviewed article in Technology, Mind and Behaviour found that videoconferencing activities are exhausting because they’re intense, immobile and...

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Can you be fired for carrying a weapon during a strike? Undertaking strike action is one thing. Bringing weapons to that strike is entirely another. Carrying a weapon during a strike action at your work premises could potentially be a fireable offence. A recent court case, Pailpac (Pty) Ltd v De Beer N.O and Others...

  JULY 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA UIF TERS It is important that employers note the following: Minister of Employment and Labour issues direction to pay Covid-19 TERS benefits On Friday, 16 July 2021 the Department of Labour and Employment released a media statement to announce the third phase of Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)...

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Understanding the vaccine rollout from a business perspective The South African vaccine rollout has been expanded to include people over 50 years old. Nicol Myburgh, Head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit, discusses the obligations of companies when it comes to the vaccination, including providing days off for employees who need to get the jab and...

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The complexities of ETI Introduced by government in 2013, the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) scheme is designed to encourage employers to hire young work seekers by sharing costs. Even though it was only intended to run for three years, such was its success and the continued need to support youth employment, that government has extended...

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