Author: Khumo Kodisang

CAPES Monthly Review – October 2021

21 October 2021 Please see the CAPES monthly review for October 2021 below: CAPES Monthly Review October 2021

Comply or be liable for damages: How employers can ensure compliance with POPIA

October 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 444 The Personal Protection of Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2020, and responsible parties have been granted a grace period of 12 months (30 June 2021), to ensure compliance with POPIA. The nature of the civil liability created in terms of section 99(1)…

POPIA and the Disclosure of an Employees Vaccination Status

September 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 443 The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) provides for the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies. Whilst POPIA defines personal information, it also creates another category termed ‘special personal information’. POPIA defines ‘personal information’ as information relating to: Living natural persons and…

World Employment Confederation (WEC) Conference Report

With special thanks to Capes please see the conference report below on the 53rd Annual World Employment Confederation. Submitted by Bev Jack and Jacqui Ford World Employment Confederation (WEC) Conference Report WEC Conference report Annexure 1 WEF Skills Taxonomy 2021      

Wage Negotiations Update – Issue 13

NUMSA CALL FOR CERTIFICATE OF NON-RESOLUTION AND INCHES THE INDUSTRY CLOSER TO POTENTIAL STRIKE ACTION 14 September 2021 At today’s CCMA facilitated MEIBC Dispute Sub-Committee Meeting (held between NUMSA, Solidarity, UASA, MEWUSA, SAEWA, and the SEIFSA Employer Associations, NEASA and SAEFA) NUMSA exercised its right to call for the issuing of a certificate of non-resolution….

Nedlac: Compulsory Vaccination

16 September 2021 Please see note below regarding an update on the latest and emerging thinking on this topic which was provided by Mr Jonathan Goldberg, BUSA Business Representative on NEDLAC. COMPULSORY VACCINATION Following a discussion at Nedlac this morning we thought we would share some thoughts with you in respect of compulsory vaccinations. It…

But You Were Employed!

August 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 442 Understanding whether attaining employment after a dismissal precludes an employee from receiving full back pay. Does the fact that a dismissed employee obtained employment immediately after their dismissal preclude them from receiving full back pay as a consequence of a finding that their dismissal was unfair? This is the…

Beware who disciplines and dismisses a deemed employee

August 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 441 Many employers are all too aware of the potential pitfalls associated with engaging deemed employees, i.e., employees who earn less than the annual earnings threshold set by the Minister of Employment and Labour from time to time, which is currently R211,596.30 and who, in terms of section 198A(3)(b) of…

CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS SALES ENCOURAGING, SAYS SEIFSA

19 August 2021 By: Nuraan Alli To view the original article click here While the year-on-year uptick in demand for construction and building materials is from a low base, it is a welcome development for the Metals & Engineering Sector (M&E) as it indicates a steady increase in economic activity as the country adjusts to living…

An employer’s recourse to lockout and appoint replacement labour

July 2021 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 440 Airline Pilots Association of South Africa (ALPA-SA), as represented by the South African Airways Pilots Association (SAAPA), a branch of ALPA-SA obo Members v South African Airways (SOC) Limited and Others (J398/21) [2021] ZALCJHB 57. The Applicant, Airline Pilots Association of South Africa (ALPA-SA), as represented by the South…