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Food in the Workplace

Food in the Workplace

An employer must give an employee who works continuously for more than five hours an unpaid meal interval of at least one continuous hour. During a meal interval the employee may be required or permitted to perform only duties that cannot be left unattended and cannot...
Don’t leave your holiday rights to chance

Don’t leave your holiday rights to chance

  It is important to again look at leave as contained in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCOEA) and other legislation. As the holiday season approaches, I am receiving many varied requests about how much leave people are entitled to under different types...
Unemployment biting deep – Michael Bagraim

Unemployment biting deep – Michael Bagraim

It is noted that every family in South Africa is affected by unemployment. The aim is to try to stop the slippery slope that we are on with regard to retrenchments. We also need to start developing an environment for small businesses to thrive. There are many factors...
Regulation of working time – Michael Bagraim

Regulation of working time – Michael Bagraim

  Every employee is either subject to a contract of employment or terms and conditions applied to a specific job or industry. Most employees have their working time regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 as amended. Most of chapter two of the...
NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2019

NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2019

As we move into the new financial year, we see many of the commissions of enquiry set up by governments coming into their own.  The various commissions are digging up more and more dirt against senior management of all the parastatals.  Surprisingly, many of these...
NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2019

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2019

As we enter 2019, we are already finding many retrenchments as the economy had a very slow start. The implementation of the National Minimum Wage Act is going to hit many businesses hard and businesses need to understand that if they are paying in excess of the R20,00...