CCMA State of readiness for new minimum wage

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: WEDNESDAY, 16 JANUARY 2019 ATTENTION: ALL MEDIA HOUSES AND REPRESENTATIVESS The National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) came into effect on 1 January 2019, whereby the national minimum wage was set at R20 per hour, with special...

National Minimum Wage Exemption

The debate over the minimum wage amendments effective January 1st 2019, continue to lead news highlights due to its contentious nature. One assumes that everyone would be in agreement that the effects of the increase should result in benefits to the entire country but...

Employment Equity – Are you on Track?

While many companies are powering through their December workload with the aim of meeting deadlines and targets before the year end shut-down, there is one aspect of the business that cannot be powered through without some serious attention to detail and thought. And...

What you need to know about the new Paternity leave legislation

Much excitement has been filtering through the country as fathers-to-be have recently become eligible for paternity leave. A great many dads in waiting are thrilled to be able to play a larger role in the early days of their newborns life. With many households being...

SEIFSA CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASE IN INFLATION RATE

The increase in the official inflation number released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today does not bode well for hard-pressed businesses in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) cluster, which continue to face headwinds amid low levels of domestic demand, a...

Stick and Carrot approach to Employment Equity

Minister Oliphant, in the Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2018, indicates that companies which remain non-compliant and in breach of the Act continue to benefit from State contacts despite their non-compliance. Highlighting this fact places a magnifying glass on all...