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Minimum wage decisions—Ignoring them will not make them go away

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions The minimum wage will be introduced on the 1 May 2018. The minimum wage will be set at R20 per hour. This means that an employee who works a 40-hour week will earn R800 per week, which equates to R3500 per month. (Calculation: R800 multiplied by [...]

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Your March 2017 To Do List

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions With the short February-month now done, here are some essential To Do-list items to help you make your March another great payroll month. Most importantly, be sure to balance your Emp201 submissions back to the monthly figures reported on eFiling as well as the actual monies paid [...]

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Aaargh! (frustration) — “If you don’t hear from us consider your application unsuccessful.”

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Aaargh! (frustration) — “If you don't hear from us consider your application unsuccessful.” Don’t you just hate it when you encounter this message on a website or recruitment advert? I think it stinks! Recruiters on some websites invite me to engage with them, but once I’ve taken the [...]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Employee Training & Development

Author: Adrian Baillie-Stewart — Director and Content Strategist at Content Strategics (Pty) Ltd Editor’s note — This is the third in a four-part series of articles published exclusively for Paymaster People Solutions. The full series of articles looks at the growing prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the Human Resources (HR) industry. This—the third [...]

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Big changes for Garnishee orders

The constitutional court released a judgment on Tuesday the 13 September 2016. The core of the Judgement emphasised: Only a magistrate can grant a garnishee order. The order must be after the employee has appeared and the magistrate has satisfied themselves that the order is reasonable. Must be in the same magistrate district as the employee. [...]

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Government’s R9bn jobs fund has new management

THE management of the government’s R9bn jobs fund, which is aimed at supporting job creation, will now be transferred to the newly established Government Technical Advisory Centre from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Treasury announced on Friday. The fund — established by the government in 2011 — awards grants to organisations through [...]

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THE EFILING INBOX

What is this? In SARS’ ‘go green’ drive; to create a paperless environment and to reduce our carbon footprint, we have created a consolidated electronic notification centre where eFilers will be able to get all SARS correspondence in the form of inbox messages. The new eFiling inbox will be available for all notices and letters relating to [...]

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