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 […]