RESIGNATION WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT TO ESCAPE DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd v Nombulelo Cynthia Chiloane [2021] 4 BLLR (LAC) The employee mistakenly processed a fraudulent check resulting in the loss of approximately R30 000.00 for which the employer was held liable. The employer issued the employee with a notice to attend a disciplinary hearing whereafter the employee handed in her […]

The Uber SA Case

Justine Del Monte was interviewed on Power FM and Smile FM regarding the Uber SA case of whether drivers are employees or not, and thus have rights to any more benefits. Please listen below: Power FM https://www.gate5.co.za/read/119512/qv/91351527/17479321/32579/p Smile FM https://www.gate5.co.za/read/119512/qv/91359101/17479464/32579/p If you have any questions related to this case please contact our offices at 021 […]

LOCKDOWN PROS & CONS

PROS AND CONS EXPERIENCED BY EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES DURING LOCKDOWN We can say with a great amount of certainty that when President Ramaphosa informed the country of the national lockdown most employers and employees were unprepared for the challenges associated with the lockdown. Notwithstanding the challenges, many companies found their footing a few months down […]

DOMESTIC WORKERS

LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS GEARED TO PROTECTING DOMESTIC WORKERS Domestic workers (“dw“) and their contributions toward the growth of South Africa and its economy has previously not been recognised. Unfortunately, most dw are faced with poor employment conditions, are not properly remunerated for their work and generally undervalued. There does now however appear to be a shift […]

CLAIM UIF FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES

NATIONAL LOCK DOWN: EMPLOYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CLAIM UIF FOR THEIR FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES AND RELATED VISA ISSUES The South African government has implemented the National Disaster Benefits Fund (“the Fund”) which is aimed at providing limited financial support to employees affected by the implementation of the lock down. The Fund is administered through the Unemployment […]

UPDATE AND CLARITY ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NDBF & TERS

UPDATE AND CLARITY ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NATIONAL DISASTER BENEFIT FUND AND THE TEMPORARY EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELIEF SCHEME We continue to receive numerous queries relating to the National Disaster Benefit Fund (“NDBF”) and Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (“TERS”) Government implemented as a result of COVID 19 and the national lock down. There seems to be […]

UIF Lockdown Guide

SIMPLE GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS CLAIMING UIF BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES AFFECTED BY THE LOCK DOWN   If your business is not deemed an essential service during the lock down and your employees are on temporary layoff or working reduced hours you, as employer, can apply to UIF for payments for those affected employees. UIF has indicated that […]

Dealing with isolation, sick leave and absenteeism amid COVID-19

Employers and employees seem unsure of their rights and obligations in circumstances where employees continue coming in to the workplace, work from home or self-isolate.  This is of course completely understandable because we are faced with a unique situation and are all finding our way as the pandemic develops while trying to do our parts […]