This is the final issue of Legalbrief Workplace for 2019. The Legalbrief Workplace production team and the management and staff of Juta wish subscribers a happy and peaceful holiday season and everything of the best for 2020. The first issue ...
The consequences of qualification fraud
It's that time of the year – final examinations, job changes and qualification fraud, writes Legalbrief. The qualifications of the man at the helm of Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT’s) finances have come under the spotlight after relevant state ...
Public servants face pay freeze
In a move that could see it clashing with labour unions, the government is considering implementing drastic spending cuts across the public service, including extending a pay freeze to all public servants. Business Day reports that tabling the revised national ...
Manufacturing drops for fifth consecutive month
The rand has extended its drop against the dollar after a report showed manufacturing production contracted for a fifth consecutive month, adding to the gloomy outlook for a domestic economy that is in the throes of load-shedding. Business Day reports ...
Afarak subsidiaries considering retrenchments
Specialist alloy producer Afarak has said two of its SA subsidiaries – Afarak Mogale and Ilitha Mining – might retrench some employees, reports Mining Weekly. The subsidiaries have issued a notice, in terms of Section 189 of the Labour Relations ...
SAA unions could challenge business rescue decision
Community violence curtails RBM’s operations
Final mine accident victim located and retrieved
Attached bank accounts hamper RAF salary payments
GEPF to change investment stance
Dennis George parts ways with Fedusa
SA works the longest hours in the world
Reskilling important for SA youth
Minerals Council launches SLP portal
New regulations on parental leave benefits
Affirmative action not solely to blame for policy failure
Dr Ralph Mathekga, a political analyst and author writes in News24 that Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald has intensified his attack on affirmative action, blaming the policy for all things that went wrong in SA in the past 25 ...
Sleep-deprived workers cost the economy
Employees are typically less productive when they are overworked and sleep-deprived, says Lauren Salt, an executive in ENSafrica’s employment department. According to a Business Tech report, she cited a recent SA study conducted by Charles King from the University of ...
50% of women take long-leave for female-specific problems
Around half of working-age women have had to take long-term absence at some point during their working life, while 15% have had to leave work altogether because of a female-specific health difficulty. Personnel Today reports that that is according to ...
Mental health conditions classed as a disability
More than two in five people with mental health conditions are unaware that this could be classed as a disability, and could be missing out on legal protections or helpful adjustments at work, a mental health charity has said. People ...
Gender pay gap still prevalent in Germany
German policymakers need to think holistically to eliminate discrimination in the workplace and the gender pay gap, writes Sarah Klachin in an Out-Law.com analysis. She writes that further thought needs to be given to how family policy and societal ...
Fulfilling work helps to improve longevity
Maximising working opportunities for older people and offering fulfilling work beyond retirement age could have a profound impact on health and wellbeing. Personnel Today reports that this is according to the International Longevity Centre UK’s study, which argued that offering ...
‘Quality’ of manager important for job satisfaction
The ‘quality’ of a manager is the most important factor in employee job satisfaction, a joint business school research project has shown. Personnel Today reports that in their study, academics from Cass Business School, the University of Wisconsin and Warwick ...
Brexit and mental health top concerns in Europe
Paris takes best city for freelancers’ crown