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The much anticipated amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIFA) are nearing implementation. On 4 September 2019, the Minister referred the amendments and the corresponding regulations to the Unemployment Insurance Board for consultation. The next steps will be Gazetting for public […]

Parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave nears implementation



The 19th Annual Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report has just been delivered to the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, by the Employment Equity Commission (CEE). During the 2018 employment equity (EE) reporting period, 27 485 employment equity reports were submitted by designated employers. These reports took […]

What the 19th Annual Employment Equity Commission Report means for ...





The law requires that designated employers must submit a report of how representative their companies are (across all jobs in the organisation) regarding race, gender and disability. (A designated employer employs more than 50 staff members. If a company does not have this staff complement, but their annual turnover is […]

Amendments to Employment Equity Reporting Look To Equalise Remuneration Practices





Grant Wilkinson, Executive: Global Business Solutions If an employee refuses to divulge information which might help his or her employer to identify the culprit of misconduct, said employee is guilty of ‘derivative misconduct’. However, to impose a one-sided obligation on an employee, to disclose information to her employer about the […]

What the Constitutional Court Says About Derivative Misconduct



by John Botha: COO of Global Business Solutions It is envisaged that the amendments to the Employment Equity Act (EEA) will be promulgated in early 2020. These amendments are currently being debated by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC). The EEA draft amendments give the Minister the right […]

How to set your business’ EE targets in line with ...



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Social media is an extremely powerful tool. No longer is being published on a platform – that the entire world can see – the sole domain of print media and limited to a selected few. Anyone can become a published author thanks to the Internet and social media. This is […]

How to deal with questionable employee comments on social media