SICK PAY FUND COVID-19 SPECIAL SICK LEAVE RULE

This Rule seeks to provide a special COVID 19 sick leave benefits from the Sick Pay Fund at 50% of the remuneration for employees who are Covid-19 asymptomatic and are required to quarantine after contact with a Covid-19 positive person/s. In such cases, the employee would need to claim illness benefits from the UIF as well as from…

IRNetwork Today: Case Law

Procedural fairness in dismissalErasmus and another / Traffic Management Technologies (Pty) Ltd – (2020) 29 CCMA 7.1.18 also reported at 11 BALR 1170 (CCMA) Subject matter classification:Procedural fairness in dismissal – Dismissal – Non-renewal of fixed-term contracts – Employer allowing employees’ fixed-term contracts to lapse after consulting with them over possible retrenchment – Non-renewal…

ConCourt victory for domestic workers

Yesterday, judgment was handed down in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa which declared section 1(xix)(v) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 unconstitutional to the extent that it excludes domestic workers employed in private households from the definition of “employee”, thereby preventing them from accessing workers’ compensation. This…

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace. The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) recently issued a revised Directive on Compensation for Workplace-acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (Directive). This Directive replaces the previous directive issued by the…