Channel Chat – TERS applications 16 September 2020 – 15 October 2020

(COVID-19) TERS benefit applications for 16 September 2020 to 15 October 2020 is open and will close on 31 December 2020. No further applications for this period will be accepted beyond that date. TERS benefits are, still, only available where the employer: Is not yet permitted to operate, either fully or partially, due to lockdown…

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Channel Chat – BBBEE

Dear valued Client For your perusal, the following refers: THE QUESTION ABOUT THE END OF BBBEE INEVITABLY COMES UP BUT: RAMAPHOSA SAYS BEE POLICIES WILL NOT BE SCRAPPED President Ramaphosa has defended BBBEE policies, adding that they will not be scrapped. Ramaphosa also dismissed claims that the BEE policies were discriminatory, and that government will…

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Channel Chat – GOVERNMENT CANNOT REJECT TENDER APPLICATIONS PURELY ON RACE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL

State-owned companies cannot disqualify prospective suppliers who are not majority black-owned without first considering the price and proposition of the tender, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on 02 November 2020. Preferential Procurement regulations allow organs of state to disqualify tenders in advance, simply because a company was not 51 (Fifty-one) % black-owned, for example.…

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Channel Chat – RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE”

RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE” Employers do not have free rein to retrench employees who refuse alternative terms and conditions of employment. Only where there is a genuine operational requirement for the retrenchment will such retrenchment not be automatically unfair. Yesterday the Constitutional Court ruled…

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Channel Chat – LAUNCH OF (FUNCTIONAL) OUTSOURCED PAYROLL FUNCTION

LAUNCH OF (FUNCTIONAL) OUTSOURCED PAYROLL FUNCTION It gives us great pleasure to launch, effective 02 November 2020, the above-mentioned Product- Service offering within SA. (OUR) PAYROLL SERVICE INCLUDE: Calculation of EMP201 Calculation of EMP501 Submission of Bank file and payment of funds Submission of Audit File per payroll Payslips printed and distributed (as selected) to…

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Channel Chat – TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST- SEPTEMBER ARE OPEN

TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST 2020- SEPTEMBER 2020 ARE OPEN TERS applications for the period of 16 August 2020 to 15 September 2020 are open: https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/ This period’s benefit is limited to employees of employers: Are not permitted to operate either fully or partially operate due to lockdown regulations; and or Cannot implement special measures for vulnerable…

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Channel Chat – NEW COVID-19 WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS (Deadline: 21 October 2020)

Additional (COVID-19) obligations on employers have been issued by the Employment and Labour Minister. These all become effective on 21 October 2020. REFUSAL TO WORK DUE TO EXPOSURE TO (COVID-19) An employee can refuse to work if, with reasonable justification, he or she, or a health and safety representative believes there is an imminent and…

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