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Understanding your pay slip

We often receive queries about pay slips. Many times, these queries stem from employees not understanding how their salaries and wages are structured, as well as uncertainty about salary codes. There are two types of pay slips - the pre-employment ‘dummy’ pay slip and monthly pay slips. The ‘dummy’ pay slip should include an estimation of what you will be earning along with a detailed explanation.

How the Joint Proposal on payroll deductions affects your payroll

The South African Reserve Bank and National Treasury have become aware of an increase in payroll deductions in recent years. Stakeholders were engaged to create a regulatory framework to govern payroll deductions and the resulting proposal has led to three very limited options on how companies can govern employees’ payroll deductions.

UIF draft regulation changes positive for refugees and asylum seekers

The Department of Labour has issued draft regulations that will eventually open the door for refugees and asylum seekers to claim benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

How NHI will affect your pay and the payroll department

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that all South Africans will be covered by the National Health Insurance (NHI) by 2025, but there is still little clarity as to how the NHI will be funded.

What employees need to know about overtime compensation

Working time including overtime is regulated by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, but many workers are not familiar with the technicalities of these laws and many employers do not adhere to the rules.

Helping employees and their families gain education

For South African companies who have the available resources, there is a great initiative from the government which will allow companies to help employees and their families gain an education.Education should never be limited to just the rich and powerful. We need to empower a whole generation by giving them the education they need to better their lives.

A closer look into payroll department

Payroll fulfils many roles within an organisation. Besides being responsible for employees’ compensation and ensuring that the business complies with various legislations, payroll can also drive engagement with employees. Payroll managers have many hats to wear within a business.



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