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  • THIS is your best course of action when you can't pay SARS on time
  • THIS is your best course of action when you can't pay SARS on time
    As a Vat vendor, you have a duty to pay Vat on time. But, the reality is that the current economic situation is making it harder to comply with this legal duty. Don't even get us started on unforeseen disasters that strike at any moment and make it impossible to meet Vat deadlines. But, it's not all doom and gloom. You have options if you can't pay SARS. Read on to find out what to do... ››› Read more
  • [17 January 2017]
  • Three things on your Vat refund that'll get you in trouble with SARS
  • Three things on your Vat refund that'll get you in trouble with SARS
    You have to tread carefully when it comes to Vat refunds. SARS scrutinises these and it'll punish you if it finds errors. And this means you can say goodbye to the cash injection you were hoping to get. But we've got your back as always. Today our experts reveal the three things that'll get you in trouble with SARS when it comes to Vat refunds. Read on to find out what they are so you c... ››› Read more
  • [17 January 2017]
  • Here's why you need to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace
  • Here's why you need to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to conduct toolbox talks in your workplace. But what are toolbox talks? And what are the benefits of conducting them besides complying with the OHSA? Read on to find out why you need them... 'A toolbox talk is a short safety talk [that's] delivered at the workplace and on a specific subject matter. The objective is to raise awareness of... ››› Read more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Three things NOT to do when dealing with temporary employee contracts
  • Three things NOT to do when dealing with temporary employee contracts
    'As a rule, unless the temporary worker is merely relieving a permanent post, it is most unwise for you to employ someone as a temporary worker in a position that is permanent,' says The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't break this rule ... According to The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, the purpose of an employment contract is to ... ››› Read more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Can your employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated?
  • Can your employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated?
    One of the common questions regarding sick leave is: Can an employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated? Read on to find out what labour law says about this. The answer to this leave question is as follows: 'Your employee is allowed to take his full sick leave allowance at the beginning of the sick leave cycle – that is, it's not pro-rated over a period of time,' says the Lab... ››› Read more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • Is there a difference between CCMA conciliation and arbitration?
  • Is there a difference between CCMA conciliation and arbitration?
    Our labour experts get a lot of questions regarding labour issues. One question that keeps coming up is whether or not there's a difference between CCMA conciliation and arbitration. The short answer to this question is 'yes'. Keep reading as we explain how CCMA conciliation and arbitration differ so you can handle the process of dispute resolution effectively and lawfully. Yes, the... ››› Read more
  • [13 January 2017]
  • Ask these questions to gather evidence in your health and safety audit
  • Ask these questions to gather evidence in your health and safety audit
    One of the first steps in your health and safety audit process is gathering all the information you need to assess your system. There are two ways to start this process... 1) Asking your employees questions around following your health and safety processes. 2) Asking your managers the processes they follow to ensure they're following the right health and safety procedures. Here are four questi... ››› Read more
  • [12 January 2017]
  • The eight instances you can lodge an objection with SARS and win!
  • The eight instances you can lodge an objection with SARS and win!
    Here's a true story with a happy ending: I had coffee with Peter Franck, Contributor of the Practical VAT Handbook, and he told me an interesting story about one of his clients, Mr Hogenboezem*. He received a VAT assessment for R86 000 from SARS. SARS issued him with this assessment because he mistakenly claimed input tax twice on a bakkie and the invoices he received for purchases were techni... ››› Read more
  • [11 January 2017]
  • The real cost of unresolved conflict in the workplace
  • The real cost of unresolved conflict in the workplace
    Most managers have a natural inclination not to deal with conflict in the workplace. After all, it's easier to ignore something in the hope that it'll go away. It normally doesn't. Employees can stew over issues for months. Here are the consequences of unresolved conflict in the workplace. According to the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management, there are many sources of workplace confli... ››› Read more
  • [11 January 2017]

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