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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out more than R63 billion in Ters benefits since the beginning of the relief scheme that began last year.

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Lack of awareness of Constitutional and labour law protections of employees from foreign countries has prompted many employers to mistreat illegally employed staff. That is, employers have paid illegal immigrants low wages, deprived them of employee benefits and have dismissed them at will.

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Employees do not ordinarily have an automatic entitlement to a pay increase or to advancement up the corporate ladder. However, the Labour Relations Act (LRA) does allow employees who have been passed over for promotion to lodge an unfair labour practice dispute at the relevant bargaining council. Should the industry in question have no bargaining council the employee may lodge the dispute at the CCMA.

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Carrying a weapon during a strike action at your work premises could potentially be a fireable offence. A recent court case, Pailpac (Pty) Ltd v De Beer N.O and Others, confirmed that employees can be dismissed for having dangerous weapons during a strike and on company property.

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The Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibits sexual harassment of employees by other employees and holds the employer liable in such cases even if the employer does not know that the sexual harassment is going on. The courts have upheld this provision.

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Conservatively estimated, one in four women will experience sexual harassment in the workplace at some stage during their working lifespan. The personal toll on these women - and those around them who deal with the secondary effects - is immense.

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Starting a business and keeping it going can be a bit tricky, especially when you're doing it by yourself. Dr Antje Hargarter, head of Stadio School of Commerce, shares 3 business tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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The CCMA’s policy guidelines for misconduct dismissal arbitrations that became effective in January 2012 increases the obligation on commissioners to conduct themselves properly when arbitrating such matters. 

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As we explain in our soft skills training course, “Business Skills for South African Women”, women bring something different to organisations.

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