- Does an employee have to disclose her pregnancy when applying for a job?
- One question that always crops up when it comes to maternity leave matters is whether or not employees or job applicants should disclose that they're pregnant when applying for a job. Read on to find out what labour law says about this so you can avoid a court battle.
An employee DOES NOT have to disclose her pregnancy when applying for a job
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service e... ››› more
- [19 October 2016]
- CHECKLIST: Three Employment Equity forms all designated employers must submit
- As a designated employer, you have to adhere to the Employment Equity Regulations, and one of the requirements is that you have to complete and submit all relevant forms.
But what forms exactly must you submit?
In this article, I'll show you the three most important Employment Equity forms you need to submit.
So keep reading to see what they are...
CHECKLIST: Three Employment Equi... ››› more
- [02 August 2016]
- Performance Coaching: The three biggest mistakes employers make
- Performance coaching and counselling is a useful tool for any employer as it has the ability to encourage and motivate your employees, which in turn can increase overall productivity in the workplace.
But even though that's the case, many employers don't make use of it. Instead, they use management styles which are counter-productive, as will be seen in this article.
So to help you avoid bei... ››› more
- [19 May 2016]
- Four elements your EE Plan has to have
- As a designated employer, it's your responsibility to ensure that you carry out all your employment equity (EE) duties correctly and effectively, otherwise you'll face a R2.7 million fine, and even risk losing as much as 10% of your annual turnover!
Now, one of your most important duties, as a designated employer, has to be your EE Plan. Under section 20 of the Employment Equity Act, you are re... ››› more
- [20 April 2016]
- Your six main EE 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 ... ››› more
- [20 April 2016]
- 4 VAT tips you need to know
- VAT tips are something which employers are actively on the hunt for.
Finding that next little 'nugget' of knowledge can really make your VAT life a whole lot easier.
Well, you're in luck today!
As pointed out on Cents Accountability, here are 4 very interesting, and useful, VAT tips you should know...
If you claim input tax, your SARS VAT audit is impending... ››› more
- [23 March 2016]
- Designated employers have a legal responsibility to create balance in their business in South Africa. So use these 5 objectives to help you on your way
- Upon paying some attention to Affirmative action in the workplace, and on understanding it, I was reminded of an article which I wrote earlier this year.
It dealt with the concept of Affirmative Action, and attempted to show that it's not that new, not even in South African terms.
Afrikaner Nationalism, in the wake of British rule throughout much of South Africa, appeared to show similar tho... ››› more
- [15 December 2015]
- 10 Common mistakes employers make when it comes to dismissal
- Fighting an employee case at the CCMA is daunting. It's even worse when it's constructive dismissal.
Constructive dismissal is when an employee resigns and claims it's because of unfair treatment by you.
For example, Susan resigns from employment and says she wants to focus on her studies. Two weeks later you get a notification from the CCMA stating that Susan has filed a constructive dismis... ››› more
- [26 October 2015]
- Are you a designated employer? Include these five things in your affirmative action measures
- The Employment Equity (EE) Act promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for workers by removing unfair discrimination in the workplace. It also aims to achieve demographic representation in the workplace.
If you're a designated employer, then the EE Act applies to you. In other words, if your company has more than 50 employees or your annual turnover is more than the threshold for your par... ››› more
- [15 October 2015]
- Miss your date with the CCMA and your employee's probably going to win!
- It doesn't matter if you're right and have a watertight case... If you don't appear at the CCMA to defend your case, there's a very good chance the commissioner will rule in favour of the employee. And you'll lose!
Let's look at a case where this happened...
The case in question
Pierre Gerard Baillache v Lesedi Nuclear Services (Pty) Ltd  JOL 22512 (CCMA)
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- [30 September 2015]