New Minimum Wage For Farmworkers Increased by 7,7 Percent For 2015/2016
The Department of Labour announced on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 that the minimum wage for farmworkers will be adjusted with effect from 1 March, 2015. The increase is 7,7 percent.
The Chairperson’s Role at a Disciplinary Enquiry
There comes a time in every organisation when it is necessary to hold a disciplinary enquiry. It is important to note that the Chairperson at a disciplinary enquiry needs to be someone who is more senior than or at least equal in seniority to the accused. As far as possible, he/she should be someone who […]
Fixed Term & Fixed Purpose Employment Contracts
A Fixed Term Employment Contract has a very specific time period, which dates are known to the employee. This contract is necessary when an employer wishes to employ someone for a specific time period only (for example where an employer needs to employ a temporary employee whilst an employee is on maternity leave or off […]
Have You Taken Advantage Of The Employment Incentive Act?
The Employment Incentive Act, No 26 of 2013, which took effect on 1 January 2014, encourages private employers to employ young workers (between the ages of 18 and 29) by providing a tax incentive to employers.
Is your company complying with relevant legislation?
Starting and running a business is complex. There are so many issues to be considered and attended to.
The employer’s right to query sick notes
The question about medical certificates arises often . Employers believe that if an employee produces a medical certificate as justification for a period of absence, they must pay the employee.
Annual leave for Domestic Workers
Sectoral Determination 7 applies to all domestic workers (except those working on farms) and requires that Domestic workers get a minimum of 21 days leave per year. This is inclusive of weekends.
The Law can help with labour costs
Want to avoid having to retrench workers as a result of dramatically increased labour wages and costs associated with conditions of employment? Attorney Rob McCarthy, gives some cost-saving options and advice in this article which appeared in the Farmers Weekly on 15 March 2013.