In March 2016, the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (2015) was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma. This directly affected how retirement funds are taxed.
Provident fund members, who receive a lump sum upon retirement, now benefit from a larger tax deduction on contributions that are made to their fund. This has increased from 20% to 27.5% of taxable income. If employees currently contribute to their fund, they will see an increase in their take-home pay because of this higher tax deduction.
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The 4 things you need to know about disciplinary hearings
As an employer stepping into a disciplinary hearing with a staff member, you need to have the mindset of an attorney on Law and Order, with some top-notch legal savvy under your belt. You need to know detailed facts, be clued up about rights, and definitely have a spare pen. This is one time you really do want to be taking notes. If it’s not in writing, it doesn’t count.
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Labour relations in the work place
When the words “I’m going to the CCMA” come up, employers often panic and give in to demands. Or you may be in the situation where your staff don’t come to work because they are striking, and you are left to deal with irate clients and a potential drop in company income.
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Failure to meet deadlines. Substandard reports. Mediocre results.
For the employer, this is the stuff that nightmares are made of. But, when an employee is failing to perform, what can the employer really hope to do about it? At Red Pepper Consultants, we pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs of labour law. In fact, as experts in human resources, we’d like nothing more than to share a few tips of the trade with you.
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Poor performance and Misconduct
Can’t perform. Won’t perform. Wilfully misbehaving. For employers, dealing with the issue of employee performance and conduct can often be more than a little tricky to navigate. In fact, for most employers, the task of addressing behaviour at work can feel somewhat like trying to run through a minefield unscathed.
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Absenteeism or absent from work is something that happens a lot in in companies around South Africa, but what can one do about this? You don’t want to leave it or just dismiss the issue, rather resolve it before it is too late.
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