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HR - Labour Law

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for economic policy reforms to address deep socio-economic inequalities in South Africa, including transparent pay reporting towards closing the persistent gender pay gap which sees South African women still earning up to 35% less than men for doing the same work.

Employers have normally disallowed external legal representatives to represent accused employees at disciplinary hearings. This is mainly due to the provisions of Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), which states that when an enquiry is held into an employee’s alleged misconduct “The employee should be allowed …… the assistance of a trade union representative or fellow employee.”

When an employer contemplates disciplining an employee it is required by The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (the Code) found in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act, to consider a number of circumstances before dismissing a guilty employee.

A media statement released by the Department of Employment and Labour reveals the outcome of recent workplace inspection conducted nationwide.

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Service (IES) unit found that, out of every 5 inspected organisations, only 2 businesses were complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

Even serious assault might not merit dismissal if the employer is unable to show that the misconduct rendered the employment relationship intolerable. The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (The Code) states that:

 

 


Work From Home

Natalie Rabson

We are all living in a world redefined, and more so than that, in redefined spaces. This can and has caused anxiety to many people.  Use these tips of how to gain back a feeling of control and in doing so, manage each day with a more sure footing.

After nearly two months of remote working South Africans are ready to get back to working in the office as the initial novelty of remote working has revealed unexpected difficulties, detracting from people doing their jobs properly.  

working from home

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown have a lot of people trying to make working from home a success.

It has its perks like missing the traffic and having a more relaxed timeframe, but make no mistake there are quite a few hurdles and pitfalls when it comes to working from home successfully.

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JUMP is a groundbreaking new smartphone app aimed at helping entrepreneurs boost their business by offering the resources they’ll need to thrive in the business world – even during a nationwide lockdown.

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Training Provider Articles

The Mindspa Institute

Baby Boom co-workers are stuck in a job on a level for years and a millennial counterpart arrives and gets promoted to a managerial position within a year of his/her employment. Can you understand why there is some resentment and combined feelings of fear and disappointment from the Baby Boomers?

Omni HR Consulting
Working from home

Current international developments are moving the world of business into uncharted territories in ways that are unprecedented in the modern era. At this point, it is easy to say that we have never been here before. As such, the need to be able to accurately predict the market is greater than it has ever been before.

Alusani Skills & Training Network (Pty) Ltd®
Alusani

You have read or heard a million times that a company’s competitive advantage in today’s current economic climate depends on its people’s skills and talents.  You have also heard platitudes like ‘people are our most important asset’ but when times are tough the first line item that gets yanked from the budget or put on hold funnily enough is always training.

ADVERTORIAL - QCTO - Why Occupational Qualifications?

QCTO

Occupational qualifications are the industry-based registered national qualifications that empower learners with skills that are required in various technical and vocational pathways.

For more information on Occupational Qualifications visit our website at www.qcto.org.za

Latest Training Articles

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is blending the physical and digital realms of our world, whilst rapidly changing the ways we live and work. There are many predictions about the future of work, some of them, scary; and others that point to possibilities where many more people might find their purpose and fulfilment in the pursuit of their livelihoods. 

Having to learn new things can often be a daunting task.

In the workplace, employees often do not have the time to get to grips with new concepts and ideas in training sessions in addition to meeting deadlines and working effectively.

The world is undergoing massive shifts in how we operate. Several factors are contributing to this, not least of all our current situation of being stuck in our homes.

Resource Articles

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

If you are deciding on a career path, it might help you to learn more about your job prospects after you graduate or qualify to work in your chosen field.

Thinking of studying at Unisa? Now is the time to apply for the academic programme of your choice.

According to Unisa's Website, "Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes first-time Unisa applicants and Unisa students changing to a new qualification."

If you’re looking for funding for your studies, you probably know you need to go through NSFAS if you qualify.

You may be a little confused as to how to apply though, so here’s a quick guide on how to apply for NSFAS online.