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Payroll is on the front lines of business operation

The South African payroll administration industry has matured. With the offer of more technology, access to skills sets and improved levels of control, decision makers in business have several options available regarding how they want to manage mission-critical business disciplines such as payroll.

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Don’t interfere with your employees’ benefits unnecessarily

Last week, we heard from Aadil Patel, from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, who cleared up the murky area of what the definition of an employee benefit actually is. This week, I’m going to look at a number of cases where employees have taken their employers to the CCMA for “unfair provision of benefits”.

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The benefits saga: Has it finally been resolved?

The definition of a “benefit” in s186(2)(a) of the Labour Relations Act, No 66  of 1995 (LRA), has plagued our courts since the LRA was promulgated in 1995.

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6 Facts every HR manager needs to know from this year’s budget speech

Finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, delivered a safe budget, with no real surprises, last Wednesday 27 February. He announced R7 billion in personal tax relief, which is R2.5 billion less than last year. 

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What will Pravin announce in this year’s budget?

On 27 February, finance minister Pravin Gordhan will announce the Budget Speech for this coming tax year. The question on most HR professionals’ lips is: “What will he announce about employee benefits?”

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