ANNUAL LEAVE

Annual leave is governed by both employers and employees in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. In essence it is simple; an employee is entitled to annual leave of 21 consecutive days on full remuneration. This could be calculated as 1 day of annual leave on full remuneration for every 17 days worked or 1 hour of annual leave on full remuneration for 17 hours worked. These consecutive days refers to a three [...]

2017-03-09T08:19:18+00:00 December 4th, 2014|

COMMENTS ON PROPOSED MINIMUM WAGE

As the Labour Portfolio Committee of Parliament is in the midst of debating a minimum wage for South Africa, we heard evidence from experts that the minimum wage within the farming community has tended to support the large farming conglomerates and the smaller farmers have suffered in the sense that they have either stopped production or gone bankrupt. Although this outcome is to be expected and is certainly not strange, what I do find strange [...]

2014-11-27T11:20:15+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|

CURRENT CHANGES TO OUR LABOUR LAWS

The labour laws have finally been signed into law. The changes to the Labour Relations Act have been signed by the State President and we are merely awaiting the government gazette to enforce these laws. We suspect this would be done in the next two weeks. These changes include four pieces of legislation. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act no. 20 of 2013  which has already been promulgated as from the 1st September 2014. The [...]

2014-11-27T11:19:17+00:00 October 1st, 2014|

BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT Annual Earnings

It has come to this time of the year that the Minister of Labour has reset the annual earnings threshold as from the 1st July 2014.  The new threshold is R205, 433.30.  Anyone earning over this figure is excluded from the protection offered in the BCEA in terms of Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, parts of 17, and parts of 18.  The individuals earning over R205, 433.30 are not limited to 45 [...]

2014-11-25T10:09:58+00:00 September 30th, 2014|

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY NEW MINIMUM WAGES AS FROM THE 01ST JULY 2014

The Department of Labour has implemented the minimum wage schedule which is applicable as from the 01st July 2014. This is applicable for all industries in the Hospitality Sector and has been gazetted as from the 01st July 2014 for the entire Hospitality Sector. The sector is divided into minimum wages for employers with (ten) 10 or less employees and for employers with more than ten (10) employees. For less than ten (10) employees the [...]

2014-11-25T10:10:10+00:00 September 30th, 2014|

IMPLEMENTING OUR LABOUR LAW

It is rather curious to see that in the budget debate for the Department of Labour the ruling party saw fit to propose and implement a budget for the Department of Labour which specifically has a decrease in the amount of monies paid to the inspectorate of the Department of Labour.  This decrease will mean further hardships for the inspectors and could lead to less inspectors being employed.  Already the Department of Labour’s inspectorate are [...]

2014-11-27T11:16:39+00:00 September 1st, 2014|

BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT Annual Earnings

It has come to this time of the year that the Minister of Labour has reset the annual earnings threshold as from the 1st July 2014.  The new threshold is R205, 433.30.  Anyone earning over this figure is excluded from the protection offered in the BCEA in terms of Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, parts of 17, and parts of 18.  The individuals earning over R205, 433.30 are not limited to 45 [...]

2014-11-27T11:15:31+00:00 August 1st, 2014|

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY NEW MINIMUM WAGES AS FROM THE 01ST JULY 2014

The Department of Labour has implemented the minimum wage schedule which is applicable as from the 01st July 2014. This is applicable for all industries in the Hospitality Sector and has been gazetted as from the 01st July 2014 for the entire Hospitality Sector. The sector is divided into minimum wages for employers with (ten) 10 or less employees and for employers with more than ten (10) employees. For less than ten (10) employees the [...]

2014-11-27T11:14:46+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|