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Court

Precautionary Suspension – Procedural Requirements

In the recent Constitutional Court Judgement between Allan Long and SAB (CCT 61/18), the highest court in the land held that where an employee is suspended as a precautionary measure in order to prevent interference with a pending investigation, there is no requirement that the employee be given an opportunity to make representations to the employer.

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Contract-Cleaning

Contract Cleaning Sector Minimum Wages – 2019

From the 1st of February 2019, the minimum wages for workers in the Contract Cleaning Sector will be increased. Additionally it must be noted that Area B (Kwazulu-Natal) falls under the Collective Agreement of the Bargaining Council for the Contract Cleaning Sector (BCCCI) and that the conditions of employment are different to the rest of the Country.

Given the current proliferation of trade unions within the Contract Cleaning Sector it is also likely that individual business may be required, by virtue of collective agreements of their clients being extended, to pay higher minimum wages than those listed in the Sectoral Determination 1.

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Minimum Wage and other Labour Acts signed by the…

On the 23rd of November 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the much debated and publicized and oft criticized amendments to Labour Legislation which would, amongst others give effect to the national minimum wage of R 20.00 per hour.

These amendments are taking effect on the 1st of January 2019, and while various media outlets have reported widely on the broad impact of the Minimum Wage Bill, legislative processes have been implemented with a view to mitigate the spate of protracted strikes which have plagued business in recent years. Read more “Minimum Wage and other Labour Acts signed by the President”

Dagga Legalized? Marijuana and the Employment Context

On the 18th of September 2018 the Constitutional Court handed down a judgement which is being widely reported to have legalized marijuana for private use within the Republic of South Africa. What does this mean for your business?

Before we get to the direct impact on you, the employer, let us first consider the background of the judgement as it currently exists: Read more “Dagga Legalized? Marijuana and the Employment Context”

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Hospitality Sector Minimum Wages 2018/19

From the 1st of July 2018, the minimum wages for the Hospitality Sector will be increased as follows:

As a sector employing vulnerable workers [The Department of Labour] the regulation of working conditions in this sector enjoys special attention from the Department of Labour.

Another important consideration here is that due to the nature of work in this sector, employees are often paid low “Basic” wages with the addition of commission.  Read more “Hospitality Sector Minimum Wages 2018/19”

Minimum-Wage

The Minimum Wage Bill and Amendments to Labour Legislation,…

Following recent news that the National Assembly has passed the long awaited Minimum Wage Bill as well as the proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, it is important to take note of what these amendments actually mean to you, the Employer:

While it was widely announced that these amendments would come into effect on the 1st of May 2018 after they were initially published for public comment in late 2017, there have been major debates surrounding the specifics of these changes which necessitated a delay. Read more “The Minimum Wage Bill and Amendments to Labour Legislation, What you should Know?”