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FEBRUARY 2024 – SOUTH AFRICA COID: RETURN OF EARNINGS (ROE) SUBMISSION DEADLINE It is important that employers note the following: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) ROE deadline extended On 12 February 2024 the Department of Employment and Labour published Notice No. 2314 of 2024 in Government Gazette No. 50109. This notice serves to...

FEBRUARY 2024 – BOTSWANA AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN TAX EXEMPTIONS It is important that employers note the following: Amendments to exemption of certain lump sum payments The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2024, and Commencement Order 2024 were assented to by Parliament on 12 January 2024 and gazetted on 15 January 2024. The Income Tax (Amendment) Act,...

FEBRUARY 2024 – KENYA SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE (SHIF) and AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEVY It is important that employers note the following: High Court rulings affecting contributions to SHIF and the Affordable Housing Levy Social Health Insurance to proceed Following the halting of the implementation of the SHIF in November 2023, the Court of Appeal lifted the...

FEBRUARY 2024 – SOUTH AFRICA NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE It is important that employers note the following: Increase in the new national minimum wage announced On 2 February 2024 the Department of Employment and Labour published Government Gazette No. 50073, providing for the amendment of the national minimum wage (NMW), as set out in Schedule...

JANUARY 2024 – BAHRAIN and THE UNITED KINGDOM RECENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES FOR 2024 It is important that employers note the following: BAHRAIN Social insurance increase With the implementation of Law No. (14) of 2022, effective from May 2022, the social insurance contribution of the Bahraini national workers’ employers’ contribution was increased by 2% as of...

JANUARY 2024 – AFRICAN COUNTRIES RECENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES FOR 2024 It is important that employers note the following: BOTSWANA Adjustment of minimum wages for 2024 The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs has issued a press release to inform the public that the Government of Botswana has approved an increase of 23.5% for the minimum...

DECEMBER 2023 – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) NEW PENSIONS LAW It is important that employers note the following: UAE 2023 Pensions Law The United Arab Emirates has published a new decree law on pension, i.e., the UAE Federal Decree Law No. 57 of 2023 (the 2023 Pensions Law), which came into effect on 1 October...

DECEMBER 2023 – PAKISTAN (SINDH) MINIMUM WAGES AND EOBI CONTRIBUTIONS It is important that employers note the following: Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) contributions The minimum wage for monthly earnings in Sindh has been set at Rs 32,000 by the government. The minimum wage is applicable to unskilled adult juvenile workers employed in all...

DECEMBER 2023 – KENYA IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE FUND SUSPENDED It is important that employers note the following: High Court suspends implementation of Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) In a Gazette Notice dated 21 November 2023, the Cabinet Secretary for Health set 22 November 2023 as the start date for the Social Health Insurance...

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