Labour Laws Amendment Bill 2017 (Commonly referred to as Paternity Leave)

By: Roche Houman Section 25 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which deals with Maternity Leave, will have a welcomed addition in the form of section 25A: Parental Leave, 25B: Adoption Leave and 25C: Commissioning Parental Leave.For fathers, who would normally be entitled to 3 days family responsibility leave, will now enjoy at least

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Real cost of workers compensation

There are many hidden costs associated with workers’ compensation claims that most employers do not recognise right away, such as: – Recruiting new or temporary staff to replace the injured employee. – Training costs for new employees. – Loss of productivity during employee transition. – Transfer of an employee from one department to fill in

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What happens to Temporary Employees Below the Threshold?

In terms of the amendments the employee, in essence, gets extra protections in terms of the LRA (except genuine substitute employees, for example maternity cover). The TES provider may remain after three months. The extra protections include the extended joint and several liability which may result in the referral of both the client and the

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LRA vs Temporary | Casual | Fixed Term Employees

Have you heard of the changes to the Labour Relations Act or if you employ temporary, casual or fixed term contract employees, you better read on… The long awaited amendments to the Labour Relations Act are finally here. Effective from 01 January 2015, the amendments introduce sweeping changes to the world of work in terms

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Legislative Memo Jan 2014 – CAPES

Dear All Compliments of the new year. We wish you a successful 2014. 2014 was predicted to be a busy year and it has not disappointed thus far. Besides the current labour unrest and looming national election dates, matters have moved quite rapidly on the legislative front. The Basic Condition of Employment Act This piece

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LABOUR UPDATE: Interpretation of the six months clause

Temporary Employment Services and the proposed Labour Law Amendments With regards to the latest media reports in terms of the proposed Labour Law amendments, the following misinterpretation of the six months clause: “Further to that, the new Labour law amendments which are in front of parliament to become an Act, states that it will be illegal for Employers

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Legalities and Effectiveness of Reference Checking

 The section on the Right to Privacy in the Bill of Rights, has relevance to both employers and employment agencies, when it comes to reference checking. Because of this section, employers and agents are advised to obtain written permission before taking a reference from a current or previous employer. Employers would be well advised to

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