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  • Four key health and safety training aspects you must manage and control
  • Take the lead and manage all your health and safety training needs today... This simple training programme can save you lots of time, effort and money Aren't you tired of having to arrange and prepare the sessions, especially since you don't always have a ready-to-use format? Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. ... ››› more
  • [31 July 2017]
  • Never ever make these four mistakes when disciplining an employee...
  • Can you spot the mistakes? Get all the ammunition you need to beat the CCMA Here's how to chair a legally compliant disciplinary enquiry in just five easy steps Dear reader,   Can you spot the mistakes in this example?   Tracey is responsible for making sure the petty cash balances each day. She's never seen the petty cash policy and procedure but it's on... ››› more
  • [26 July 2017]
  • You won't go wrong with your input tax claims if you follow these six rules...
  • Still struggling to grasp when you can claim input tax? Follow these six rules Here's how input tax can boost your company's cash flow legally You could be missing out on 19 input tax VAT savings... Dear reader, If you're still struggling to grasp when you can claim input tax, you're not alone.   Many VAT vendors battle.   While knowing you're n... ››› more
  • [12 July 2017]
  • Tax invoices 101: Here's what's acceptable when it comes to tax invoices
  • The following in tax invoices will stand up to SARS' scrutiny Are there any inaccuracies in your tax invoices? If SARS asks you to sign this document... STOP! Put down that pen. You have the right to refuse SARS is very strict when it comes to tax invoices. For example, you must ensure certain details appear on your tax invoice and you must adhere to certain require... ››› more
  • [16 June 2017]
  • The one thing you must get right to fire a thieving employee successfully...
  • Your employee stole a laptop from you. And you have all the proof you need. Pretty much an open and shut case. So you give him his notice to attend a disciplinary hearing, which says 'you stole from us' and hope the obvious ruling will be his dismissal. But... You're wrong. You didn't get this one thing right... **********************   Get all the ammunition you n... ››› more
  • [14 June 2017]
  • No more hiding! Encourage your employees to report incidents with these seven tips
  • When it comes to 'promoting a culture of health and safety' in the workplace, one of the most important aspects is to encourage employees to report incidents in the workplace. Doing so will ensure that hazards and risks in the workplace are dealt with before they can affect someone else, which could put your business in a risky legal position. To promote a culture of reporting incidents in ... ››› more
  • [14 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour ... ››› more
  • [09 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour ... ››› more
  • [08 June 2017]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Let's take a look... Simplify your work and save thousands! Now you don't have to scour the internet for hours or pay a labour consultant t... ››› more
  • [31 May 2017]
  • I bet you don't know the difference between these three risk assessment essentials!
  • Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant... Remember, you must do a risk assessment to be compliant with the OHS Act! Do you know the difference between these three simple, but essential risk assessment terms: A danger, a hazard and a risk? I know it sounds silly, but I recently attended a seminar on Risk Assessments and you wouldn't... ››› more
  • [24 May 2017]
  • POPI Act is coming into effect! Here's how you can comply before it's too late
  • There are talks about POPI coming into effect before the end of this year. This means you have to make sure you comply with the Act NOW! If you don't comply, you'll face fines of up to R10 million and even jail time! But where will you start? Keep reading below to find out five basic rules... *** How a third party getting hold of your employee's marital status could land YOU with a R... ››› more
  • [10 May 2017]
  • Five input tax claims you're NOT allowed to make
  • Input tax is the VAT you pay your suppliers in the course of your business as well as VAT paid on goods you import. SARS allows you to claim the input tax for your relevant tax period when you complete your VAT return. While this is the case, there are input tax claims you aren't allowed to make. Read on below to find out what they are so you can comply with SARS and avoid penalties. Every... ››› more
  • [08 May 2017]
  • Can I dismiss an employee who has falsely accused other employees of racism?
  • Let's say, one of your employees comes to you to report a group of colleagues for racism. Because you have a zero-tolerance approach to racism in your company, you investigate the matter immediately. After your investigation, you find that the employee who reported the incident has falsely accused his colleagues. You're now wondering whether or not you can dismiss him for this form of misco... ››› more
  • [23 March 2017]
  • Do you know how many of your employees aren't at work today?
  • Did you know that on average 15 - 30% of your staff could be absent on any given day? And because of the high costs associated with absenteeism in your company that I told you about a couple of weeks ago, it's important for you to reduce absenteeism quickly. So, why don't you implement strategies that are attractive to employees and assist them in staying interested and committed to their work ... ››› more
  • [16 March 2017]
  • Take advantage of these 12 assets excluded from Capital Gains Tax
  • Every time your business sells, donates or scraps an asset and it makes a profit, SARS takes a big bite out of the proceeds. And it calls this bite Capital Gains Tax (CGT). SARS raised the CGT rates in the February 2017 Budget Speech. This means any asset sales you make after this date will cost you more. You can't escape CGT. In fact, if you try to escape it, SARS could easily find you gu... ››› more
  • [01 March 2017]
  • How to make sure your travel allowances stand up to SARS' scrutiny
  • Travel expense claims and deductions are one of the most common triggers for a SARS audit. Especially for travel allowances. SARS differentiates between a Travel Allowance and a Reimbursive Travel Allowance. If you don't award, tax, and record your staff's travel allowances correctly SARS will pick up the errors and audit you. You might have to pay a 10% penalty for under-deducting PAY... ››› more
  • [23 February 2017]
  • Five ways to get your business travel costs back
  • As you know, travel is an integral part of business. But the costs associated with travel are high. There's the cost of flights, car rental, accommodation and meals. This is sometimes just the start of the costs. But what if I told you there was a way for you to get some of these costs back? Keep reading to find out what the five common business travel expenses are and their VAT consequences... ››› more
  • [09 February 2017]
  • Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
  • According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors. According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. It's a vital part of... ››› more
  • [18 January 2017]
  • Six factors to consider when preparing your health and safety audit schedule
  • You know you need to conduct health and safety audits regularly. They help you identify the key problems in your Health and Safety System, check you're compliant and helps you prevent problems before they happen. Before you start your audit, you need to draft a schedule to plan how you're going to approach your audit. ..........................Advert....................... Attention! Heal... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • 5 Ways to get your business travel costs back
  • As you know, travel is an integral part of business. But the costs associated with travel are high. There's the cost of flights, car rental, accommodation and meals. This is sometimes just the start of the costs. But what if I told you there was a way for you to get some of these costs back? Read on to find out how... *****************Best Seller***************** Can you really afford no... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • Six quick tips to make your staff wear their PPE!
  • Your role as Health and Safety Rep is to ensure all your employees wear their personal protective equipment (PPE). If your co-workers don't wear their PPE and you ignore it, you're being negligent in your duties and there are consequences.   .............................HIghly Recommended.......................... Attention! Health and Safety specialists face fines imposed by the Do... ››› more
  • [02 January 2017]
  • I have a headache... does anyone have a Disprin for me?
  • How often have you been asked for a Disprin or Panado? Everyone gets a headache at some point at work. And without a second thought, you reach for the box in your drawer and hand them a pill. But as a health and safety professional, have you ever stopped to consider the possibility that you could be handing that person a death sentence? The question is: 'Are you legally allowed to give y... ››› more
  • [21 December 2016]
  • Revealed: 20 deemed supplies you must pay output tax on
  • If you thought output tax only applies to standard-rated, zero-rated and exempt supplies, you're wrong. It's also applies to deemed supplies. Here are the 20 deemed supplies you must pay output tax on. According to the Practical Vat Loose Leaf Service, although the words 'deemed supply' aren't defined in Vat Law, Section 8 lists certain supplies as deemed to have been made. Essentially, a ... ››› more
  • [20 December 2016]
  • Six factors to consider when preparing your health and safety audit schedule
  • Before you start your audit, you need to draft a schedule to plan how you're going to approach your audit. Here's our list of six factors you need to consider when preparing your audit schedule... Dear Reader You know you need to conduct health and safety audits regularly. They help you identify the key problems in your Health and Safety System, check you're compliant and helps you prevent prob... ››› more
  • [12 December 2016]



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