Archive for Labour and Employment

Handling instant dismissals

Handling instant dismissals

By Rob Rankin. Employees can have their services terminated as a result of: Misconduct Incapacity The operational requirements of the business In all these cases, an employer must follow fair procedures otherwise the dismissal will be regarded unfair. Misconduct Every small business should draw up…

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EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORK PLACE

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORK PLACE

By: Nkosinathi Buthelezi Why employment equity South Africa has a legacy of discrimination in relation to race, gender and disability. The legacy saw access to opportunities denied in relation to education, employment, promotion and wealth creation to the majority of South Africans. The Employment Equity…

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FINDING AND MANAGING ENTHUSIASTIC EMPLOYEES

FINDING AND MANAGING ENTHUSIASTIC EMPLOYEES

By: Wanda Olszewski There is no doubt that two key qualities employers look for in their employees are initiative and motivation. But many don’t know how to assess these during the recruitment process. The answer is to structure your interview questions to draw out specific…

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CAN YOU JUST SAY “NO”?

CAN YOU JUST SAY “NO”?

By: Claire Stewart We’re living in tough economic times. Big businesses are retrenching and some firms are even going under. SMEs are also battling, business is slow, sales are down and cash-flow is tight. Companies big and small are searching for ways to cut costs…

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BONUSES PAID TO DIRECTORS OF PRIVATE COMPANIES

BONUSES PAID TO DIRECTORS OF PRIVATE COMPANIES

Accountancy SA Members are reminded that the tax treatment of variable remuneration changed with effect 1 March 2013. The position is that both the accrual to the employee and the deduction of the expenditure incurred by the employer will take place on the date during…

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GIVING EMPLOYEES FEEDBACK

GIVING EMPLOYEES FEEDBACK

Recruitment and selection is not an exact science. Even when it provides exactly the right candidate for a job, it is only the starting point in the process of ensuring that a person performs to the best of their abilities. Managing the performance of people…

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UIF

UIF

There are five different types of benefits you can claim from the UIF Unemployment benefits, illness benefits, maternity benefits, adoption benefits and dependant benefits. The value of the benefit you are claiming depends on how much you were earning when you were contributing to the…

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INDEPENDANT CONTRACTORS DEEMED TO BE EMPLOYEES

INDEPENDANT CONTRACTORS DEEMED TO BE EMPLOYEES

You have received a letter of intent to audit from the South African Revenue Services (SARS). The scope of the audit engagement indicates that SARS will conduct an employees’ tax audit (PAYE) and the SARS has requested a copy of your vendor database. What is…

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PRINCIPALS OF ANNUAL LEAVE PAY

PRINCIPALS OF ANNUAL LEAVE PAY

This schedule put the spotlight squarely on the fact that most employers at the time calculated a value that was too low for these three types of payments The requirements in the BCEA for these calculations were not new – they had been there for…

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1 September 2016 – Employer Mid-Year Reconciliation

1 September 2016 – Employer Mid-Year Reconciliation

Employers are required to submit an EMP501 confirming or correcting the amounts declared for Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE), Skills Development Levy (SDL), Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), and Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) in their EMP201s submitted, the payments made and the tax values of the Employee Tax Certificates…

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