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Pitfalls of making an offer of employment and later having a...

Can an offer to employ which is later withdrawn amount to a dismissal? - An offer of employment creates a valid contract and a later withdrawal of that offer can amount to dismissal. This is even more so if the reasons for the withdrawal of the offer are unreasonable.

Impending labour legislation

Parliament’s Select Committee on Economic and Business Development has passed a series of Labour Bills: National Minimum Wage Bill (B31-2017), Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill (B30-2017), Labour Relations Amendment Bill (B32-2017), Labour Laws Amendment Bill (B29-2017). The Bills were initially tabled in Parliament in 2017. In summary, the bills deal with a broad range of labour issues

State Capture vs Radical Economic Transformation

It’s all about who owes what and how much of it as well as the colour of the owner - and a deep rooted grievance which still has to be settled. 1994 gave us temporary reprieve - but the Rainbow experiment has ended - and we're all to be blamed for it. In 2007, the so-called 'second phase' of the National Democratic Revolution was adopted in Polokwane. It advanced in 2012 in Mangaung. Business did not take any of that seriously - they thought (perhaps hoped) that things would remain the same. It didn't.

Next-generation enterprises to encourage collaboration

The effective next-generation digital workplace is not just a traditional workplace enabled by digital technologies. In order to perform as a fully-fledged digital enterprise, organisations need a complete mind-set shift in terms of operations and culture.

GLOBAL WORKFORCE RISKS

With about half of the world’s fastest growing countries based in Africa, the continent is quickly becoming a global business and economic hotspot. However,...

Addressing negative employer reviews

It’s been said before that businesses should treat employees like customers. Further to this, businesses can turn negative employee feedback into an opportunity to demonstrate listening, transparency and empathy, to assist with attracting and retaining a committed workforce.

Review applications & post-transfer realities

When contemplating the purchase of a business as a going concern, it is necessary to carry out the appropriate due diligence of the respective business.

Academic vs professional qualifications

Gizelle McIntyre | Director | The Institute of People Development | gizellem@peopledev.co.za | http://www.peopledev.co.za | Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled...

Can a restraint of trade agreement survive a going concern transfer?

Are restraint of trade agreements transferred in terms of a section 197 transfer of business as a going concern? A restraint of trade agreement or undertaking is only transferred in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act if it constitutes a term of a transferring contract of employment.

TAX INCENTIVE APP!

KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships. The objectives of this tax incentive are to encourage the creation of jobs by reducing the cost of hiring new employees, offering learnerships and to encourage skills development in the workplace.
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