Month: November 2016

Media Statement: Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act

Kindly be advised that the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill had been passed in the NCOP on 22 November 2016. In summary, the Bill has the following aspects: ·  Increase UIF benefits from 238 to 365 days. ·  Increase maternity leave benefits to 66%, which will no longer be deducted from the mother’s unemployment insurance benefit.

How to deal with desertion!

09th November 2016 LABOUR BRIEF NO. 396 This question still baffles many employers – and not only employers, but let us say it baffles many people. The employee has “disappeared.” Up comes the question “the employee” has deserted. When am I entitled to dismiss?”