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  • Warning: You don't have a chance of conciliation at the CCMA anymore when it comes to EE issues!
  • Warning: You don't have a chance of conciliation at the CCMA anymore when it comes to EE issues!
    We've been talking a lot about the Employment Equity Act (EEA) Amendments lately. And that's because they're a big deal! Previously, most cases first had to go through conciliation at the CCMA before going to the Labour Court. This meant you had a chance to negotiate with an employee and come to a mutually beneficial agreement during conciliation. But now, one of the changes says an employee who earns less than the minimum earnings threshold, currently R205 433.30, can refer a complaint about Employment Equity issues or sexual harassment straight to arbitration at the CCMA. This means that both you and the employee present your cases to a judge and he decides what the outcome is.... ››› Read more
  • [18 July 2016]
  • Revealed: How to reduce 80% of all your on-site accidents
  • Revealed: How to reduce 80% of all your on-site accidents
    What if I told you, there was a way you could reduce your on-site accidents by 80%? For example, if you dealt with 32 injuries and accidents in the last 12 months in your construction or manufacturing environment... I guarantee you could potentially drop that figure to seven incidents in the next 12 months. And less injured employees mean you save money! That's no absent employees you have to pay sick leave to, no replacement employees you have to train and pay and no increased COID tarrifs. In fact if you take my advice, you'll make even more money as your company's productivity increases. Read on as I reveal the process you need to use in your company now and how to use it successfully.... ››› Read more
  • [18 July 2016]
  • Newsflash: SARS has three new ways to select you for a VAT audit
  • Newsflash: SARS has three new ways to select you for a VAT audit
    Until now, SARS used to audit your VAT on a risk assessment basis. So if they found a couple of car dealers were evading VAT, they'd flag all car dealers as a risk, and audit them. But now, the Tax Administration Act has given SARS three new ways to select you for an audit. Which means your chances of being selected for a VAT audit just tripled. Read on to find out what these new ways are and how to make sure you're prepared.... ››› Read more
  • [18 July 2016]
  • Eight things you must include when preparing your EE Plan
  • Eight things you must include when preparing your EE Plan
    As a designated employer, one of your duties is to prepare an Employment Equity (EE) Plan. Here are eight things to include in it. 1. The total duration of your plan: Your EE plan must be no shorter than one year and no longer than five years. 2. The goals for each year of your plan: You need to set out what EE measures you are planning for each year. Furthermore, your goals must consider the intended result, your company's circumstances and they must fall in line with your company's broader business strategy.... ››› Read more
  • [15 July 2016]
  • Your 6 main Employment Equity duties as a designated employer
  • Your 6 main Employment Equity duties as a designated employer
    As designated employer, you have various Employment Equity (EE) duties. And failure to carry them out will lead to fines of as much as R2.7 million! This is evidence enough to show why you must implement employment equity properly in the workplace. So to help you ensure that you are carrying out your EE obligations correctly, here are the 6 main EE duties you are required to carry out, as a designated employer...... ››› Read more
  • [13 July 2016]
  • Survey finds: Women are afraid to ask about maternity leave during job interviews. Here's how to address this topic to avoid losing top talent
  • Survey finds: Women are afraid to ask about maternity leave during job interviews. Here's how to address this topic to avoid losing top talent
    We're living in the 21st century right, women are independent and they're breaking glass ceilings. Surely all this means is that workplaces are more progressive and women don't have to worry about asking for maternity leave benefits even when applying for jobs. After all, having a career doesn't mean putting off motherhood. Wrong. A recent survey has found that women are afraid to ask about maternity leave during job interviews. They fear this will lessen their chances of getting the job. While this survey was done overseas, chances are, the same thing is happening in South Africa and it should worry you because you could be losing top talent.... ››› Read more
  • [13 July 2016]
  • These five records will ensure you pass your EE inspection with flying colours!
  • These five records will ensure you pass your EE inspection with flying colours!
    As an employer who operates in South Africa, you have to comply with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act. And our labour and HR experts have discovered one of the main reasons employers fail to comply with the EE Act, is they don't have the appropriate records in their EE file when the labour inspector comes for a visit. This often leads to penalties of up to R2.7 million or 10% of their turnover. Don't let this happen to you! Keep reading to see the five records you need to have in your EE file to pass the labour inspection with flying colours...... ››› Read more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Managing late attendance - you have to get it right, early...
  • Managing late attendance - you have to get it right, early...
    Many businesses have to deal with workers who, for whatever reason, always seem to be running late either for work or their shifts. It's frustrating and time-consuming to manage... And often bad for the company morale when other colleagues have to cover for the late worker or wonder why they make the effort to arrive on time. So read on for what you need to do about an employee in this scenario....... ››› Read more
  • [08 July 2016]

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