The National Minimum Wage Act Now in Play

The National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) has come into effect as of 1 January 2019 and provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of the National Minimum Wage Commission; a review and annual adjustment of the national minimum wage; and the provision of an exemption from paying the national minimum wage.  

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Understanding Employment Law

Understanding How Changes to the Employment Law Affect Your Business in South Africa An understanding of employment law in South Africa starts with getting to know the various laws in place to regulate labour and employment issues in the country. A basic understanding of each of the below is essential to ensure fair and reasonable

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Labour Law Legislation Assented to by President Ramaphosa

The following Acts have been assented to by President Ramaphosa:   The National Minimum Wage Act. The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEA). The Labour Relations Amendment Act (LRA). The Labour Laws Amendment Act.   Below is a brief summary of what the Acts entail. Please note when the Acts will come into effect:

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SACCAWU v Woolworths

To Flexi-time or not to Flexi-time: The case of SACCAWU v Woolworths (Pty) Ltd [2018] ZACC 44 explained   Background The matter arose from the retrenchments effected by Woolworths in 2012. In 2002, Woolworths decided that it would in future only employ workers on a flexible working hour basis, which was limited to 40 hours

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Employment Law in South Africa

Employment Law in South Africa Regarding Employment Equity Reporting The employment law in South Africa is complex and it is essential that managers, supervisors, and business owners become familiar with the various aspects of employment law in the country. The Employment Equity Act is one of the important laws in South Africa and it is

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Restraint of Trade (What You Need to Know)

What You Need to Know About Restraint of Trade Agreements in South Africa Restraint of trade is enforceable in South Africa unless it is contrary to public policy and the terms are unreasonable. The employer can include a restraint of trade clause in the employment contract to protect their propriety interests, such as trade secrets,

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