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Industrial Relations

The Importance of The OHS Act

When it comes to the health and safety of your employees in your company or work place, no stone should be left unturned to ensure that there are no hazards which may jeopardize the safety of your employees. This is one aspect of your business that must be given the highest priority at all times. Each organisation is different and the levels of exposure to dangerous or hazardous work experiences will be unique to each company. So even if your business is not one in which it is likely that accidents could occur leaving employees without the ability to temporarily or permanently perform their jobs, as well as exposing you as the employer to a number of difficult consequences, it is still something that needs to remain on your TO DO list and which you should remain ever vigilant about.

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Proposed Amendments for Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Bill

Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant, Minister of Labour, published the proposed amendments in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Bill, 2018 for public comment

The Bill intends making changes regarding:

  • The definition of an employee and employer.
  • The meaning of the Financial Year will change from the current (March to February) to the first day of April in any year and the last day of March in the following year
  • The insertion of a definition for remuneration.
  • The provision for rehabilitation facilities, services and benefits.
  • The provision for the regulation of the use of health care services.
  • The provision for the re-opening of claims.
  • Provision of criminal and administrative penalties.
  • The regulation of compliance and enforcement, the provision for a no-fault based compensation system and matters connected in addition to that.
  • The replacement of the concept ‘mandators’ with those of ‘contractors’ and ‘sub-contractors’.
  • The inclusion of domestic workers.

Is your Company Occupational Health and Safety Compliant?

When it comes to Occupational health and safety of your employees in your company or work place, no stone should be left unturned to ensure that there are no hazards which may jeopardize the safety of your employees. This is one aspect of your business that must be given the highest priority at all times. Each organisation is different and the levels of exposure to dangerous or hazardous work experiences will be unique to each company. So even if your business is not one in which it is likely that accidents could occur leaving employees without the ability to temporarily or permanently perform their jobs, as well as exposing you as the employer to a number of difficult consequences, it is still something that needs to remain on your TO DO list and which you should remain ever vigilant about.

Unfair Labour Practice CCMA

Unfair Labour Practice CCMA 

WHAT IS AN UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICE CCMA?

It is unfair treatment by an employer of an employee or job applicant. There are a limited number of unfair labour practices that the LRA defines, the types of treatment, which may constitute an unfair labour practice, are discussed hereunder. Section 185 of the LRA states that “every employee has the right not to be subjected to an unfair labour practice.”

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