What is HR?

What is HR?  What is the definition of Human Resource Management?  The birth of human resource management practices can probably be traced back to the industrial revolution.  Prior to that people had worked at home-based crafts, or as travelling craftsmen, or in agriculture.  The creation of work in factories meant that the relationship between management and employee needed to be managed, time-keeping records kept, and large payrolls had to be processed.

Maersk Group introduces new maternity benefits in SA

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Women leaving the workforce after maternity leave is a growing concern globally, with research conducted by KPMG revealing that it costs global businesses $47 billion every year* to recruit and train new employees to replace women who do not

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The employers responsibility during the transfer of an employee

One of the automatic consequences of a transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 is that the new employer is substituted, or ‘steps into the shoes’, of the old employer.

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BUSA legal challenge to DHET SETA Grant Regulations

Employers who pay Skills Development Levies (SDL) are able to claim part of their levies funds back

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How to negotiate the minefield that is compliance in payroll

How to negotiate the minefield that is compliance in payroll Compliance in any facet of business management is critical, but specifically when it comes to finances – hence the focus on accuracy and efficiency in payroll administration.

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Limitation of the employer’s right to lock out

In the case of Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa v PUTCO Limited [2016] ZACC 7, the Constitutional Court pronounced that an employer may not impose an offensive lock-out in respect of members of a union who are not party to a

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Restraints of trade: a useful guide for employers

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A restraint of trade is an agreement between an employer and an employee, or a provision in an employment contract that restricts an employee from entering into employment with a competitor of the employer, or establishing a business in competition with the employer, for a spe

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Accepting an alternative to retrenchment

When may an employer proceed to retrench employees if they have not accepted an alternative to retrenchment by the deadline for doing so?

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Labour court case on employment equity

Simplified summary of the recent Labour Court Case related to quotas and opposed to targets in employment equity.

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Are employers responsible for employee posts?

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Most employers are not aware, or concerned, that amongst other things, they can be held vicariously liable for the statements posted by employees on online networks and social media, if such posts take place “in the course of employment”.

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