Payroll & Employee Benefits. In many smaller organisations the payroll personnel fulfill many of the human resource management functions. Most employees who wouldn’t remember the names of all the management staff will know the payroll personnel and seek them out for advice on a broad range of personnel issues that fall within the human resource management profile, including employee benefits. In larger organisations with well-developed employee benefits, managing these benefits becomes a highly specialised field requiring legal and taxation knowledge.

Time is money – and the labour law is clear on that


The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) sets the fundamental conditions of service for all employment situations, ranging from the domestic to, with variations, the industrial.

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Employers urged to submit annual reconciliations

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reminded employers to submit their 2016 Annual Employer Reconciliations (EMP501’s) for the period 1 March 2015, to 29 February 2016, to SARS, by 31 May 2016.

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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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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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When can employers impose short time?

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

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Why retirement planning should be an employee benefit

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While the South African government continues to try and find ways to encourage people to save, most notably with the launch of the tax free saving accounts on 1 March 2015, it is just as important that employers make individual retirement planning an integral part of their emp

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HR, payroll integration at the heart of business development

To grow a business and be successful, it is crucial that the HR and payroll administration disciplines are linked.

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Make your workforce management solution work for you

The ability to effectively manage labour and all the relevant data that goes into documenting employee activity is down to what solution a business has in place.

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Payroll efficiency:It’s all down to the solution

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The payroll discipline is a critical facet of any business operation. It can make or break a business and, as such, technology is designed to help users gain full control over resources and instil efficiency.

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Australia raises retirement age: Should SA do the same?

Joe Hockey, Australia’s Treasurer, wants to raise the nation’s retirement age to 70, the highest in the world.

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