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.

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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Labour disputes for companies under liquidation

Can employees who have lodged a claim in the Labour Court against an employer that has gone into liquidation proceed with their claim if they have not provided the liquidator with the requisite notice as required by South Africa’s company law

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Finance company awarded Top Employer certification

Durban-based financial company The Unlimited, has been certified as a Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute which recognises leading employers around the world.

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When can employers impose short time?

Can an employer unilaterally impose short time on employees in circumstances of financial distress?

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Who is entitled to a 13th Cheque?

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Is an employee employed on a fixed term contract entitled to be paid a 13th cheque where his contract does not provide for one but there is a practice and procedure of paying a 13th cheque to all other employees?

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Staff get a taste of BON hospitality

The HR team at BON Hotels are often complimented for their creative and original ideas in their approach to staff incentives and training.

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Warning about bogus company approaching companies about COIDA

Department of Labour Acting Compensation Commissioner Vuyo Mafata issues warning about bogus company claiming to administer COIDA compensation fund.
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Restraint of Trade: The good, the bad and the ugly

A subject that is mired in misunderstandings, wishful thinking and bad market intelligence is the issue of a Restraint of Trade.

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The Employment Services Act now effective

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By a Proclamation of the South African President, the Employment Services Act 4 of 2014 (ESA) came into effect from 9 August 2015. The ESA falls under the Minister of Labour and provides for public employment services. What effect will this Act have on the workplace and how will it affect the lives of human resource practitioners?
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