2024 Wage Negotiations Update

”With South Africa’s economic outlook unlike any experienced before, the time wasripe for parties to work together and more so, in the area of industrial policy, toconstruct a collective agreement that quickly and with minimal angst and anxietysettles the vexed issue of wages and brings all stakeholders together to jointlyformulate a framework focused on re-building…

Minister republishes regulations for EE sector targets

To recap, on 14 April 2023, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Employment EquityAmendment Act 4 of 2022 into law, amending the Employment Equity Act of 1998. Theamendments empower the Minister to identify and set employment equity numerical targetsfor each national economic sector.On Friday, 12 May 2023, the Minister published the draft five-year sectoral numerical targetsfor…

Submission Deadline: Annual Placement Report for 2023 – April 30, 2024

Private Employment Agencies (PEA) and Temporary Employment Services (TES) must comply with DEL registration requirements by submitting an annual report on their placements. This obligation is in accordance with the Skills Development Act no. 97 of 1998, Regulation No. 608 of 2000, sub-regulation 5(12). Reports should cover data for the Jan – Dec period and…

All parents of whatever stipe: Changing the landscape of parental and maternity leave.

On 25 October 2023, that Gauteng High Court per Sutherland DJP handed down judgmentdeclaring the provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997 (“BCEA”)relating to maternity-, parental-,adoption-and commissioning parental leave and the relevantprovisions of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 63 of 2001 (“UIA”) unconstitutional and invalidfor falling foul of the rights to equality…

Four-day working week trial run in South Africa

The first South African four-day work week trial took place over a period of six months fromMarch to August this year. The trial was conducted by 4 Day Week Global – an internationalnon-profit organisation that aims to promote a working environment that is focused onretaining productivity while reducing the focus on time. This is the…

Do employers need to retrench fixed-term employees at the end of their Contracts

                                                                     In the case of Dumisani Yeko v Red Mining South Deep (Pty) Ltd (LC) JS633/18 , the employer terminated the fixed-term employment of an individual after the conclusion of a tender rail contract with Gold Fields, a joint venture. The employee’s tenure was directly linked to the duration of the rail contract. Following…

Complimentary TESD Webinar 8 November: POPI TES and CLIENT DYNAMICS

The #POPI Act, the Regulations and other protocols have now had some time to “settle in”. There have been a number of major data and systems breaches as well as a first fine issued. #TES and their clients face considerable risk given the nature and extent of personal information beings shared in terms of candidates,…

Webinar: WORLD EMPLOYMENT TRENDS, TRANSITIONING THROUGH CHANGE

Every year leaders in the field of employment and workforce modelling collaborate to stay abreast of emerging trends, innovation and threats to the employment industry. The topics range from the adoption of technology, through legislation, human rights, social realities and political developments. The session highlights the leading indicators, the beneficiaries and casualties of change as…