Govt to reform labour law, BEE

A meeting of the BEE Advisory Council has agreed that those found guilty of “fronting” should be punished, says President Jacob Zuma.   Cape Town – Government will reform labour policies and revisit broad-based black economic empowerment as part of its new push for job creation. This emerged during an address by Economic Development Minister […]

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Labour dept: Coloured workers safe

Cape Town – The labour department on Monday denied reports that a million coloured people in the Western Cape would lose their jobs if changes were made to the Employment Equity Act. In fact, the department said that the changes could see more coloured people moving into management positions in companies. Spokesperson Thembenkosi Mkaliti told […]

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Surrogate Mothering

Q “May I have information on labour laws on surrogate mothering. I am employed and considering being a surrogate mother (once off) for a friend and need to know what to consider as I am employed and would not like to leave work. Do I need to disclose are there standing laws on this from […]

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Wrongfully Dismissed

Q “If wrongfully dismissed can an employer reinstate and immediately suspend an employee pending a disciplinary hearing” PA There are two answers to your question: From an employee’s perspective, no because the employee has the right to then choose whether he or she wishes to return to work or proceed with a claim against the […]

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Reduction of Hours & Salary

Q “I am a permanent employee since 2007 and my working hours are 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. If the company wants to reduce my daily hours to half day but my job load has increased, can they then also reduce my salary?” PA T hey (the company) have to obviously explain […]

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Government moves to open BEE verification to auditors

Government has called for public comment on a proposed amendment to South Africa’s broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes of good practice, allowing registered auditors to conduct BBBEE verifications and issue verification certificates as from April 1, 2011. Hitherto, only verification agencies accredited by the South African National Accreditation System have been empowered to issue BBBEE […]

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