How to identify common Unfair Labour Practices

How to identify common Unfair Labour Practices

The definition of unfair labour practices according to South African law is:

“Unfair labour practice means any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee involving –

  • Unfair conduct by the employer relating to the promotion, demotion, protection (excluding disputes about dismissals for a reason relating to probation) or training of an employee or relating to the provision of benefits to an employee.
  • The unfair suspension of an employee or any other unfair disciplinary action short of dismissal in respect of an employee
  • A failure or refusal by an employer to reinstate or re-employ a former employee in terms of any agreement; and
  • An occupational detriment, other than dismissal, in contravention of the Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 (Act No. 26 of 2000), on account of the employee having made a protected disclosure defined in that Act.”

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Retrenchment in South Africa – What you need to know

Retrenchment in South Africa – What you need to know

Retrenchment in South Africa – Job security is important for everyone. Moments of uncertainty may arise when the security is threatened. It can become much simpler when you know some of the reasons that cause uncertainty.

Retrenchment and its implications:

The current economic climate has pushed many organisations towards making changes. Restrictions in growth and cutting down on expenses has meant that there have been many more retrenchments.
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How to successfully claim Maternity UIF Benefits

Working South Africans are eligible to receive maternity benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The UIF is a government-mandated fund that aims to provide financial support to the unemployed.

Maternity benefits are forms of support for new mothers to allow them to have sufficient maternity leave from their regular jobs without suffering a serious loss of income.
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Do’s And Don’ts Before You quitting your job

Do’s And Don’ts Before You quitting your job
Ask yourself what you are really unhappy about

Some of the most common reasons people want to leave their jobs include lack of recognition and no correlation with reward and effort. Make sure that you are leaving after having expressed your grievances to your superiors fully. If there are no alternatives and you are ready, and then move on.

Be realistic about your safety net

It may be exciting to leave your job, but it’s highly important to be realistic about how long your savings will sustain you for. It’s always advisable to have at least 12 months of savings in a liquid account so you can access the cash when you need it.
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Tips on how to create a Small Business Marketing Plan

A good marketing strategy attracts the right kind of business. It’s important to examine each part of the strategy, to ensure that you achieve maximum benefits.

What is a marketing plan?
This is a document that spells out the company’s goals and the proposed strategies and business tactics that can be used to achieve them. It should be flexible and should reflect current trends to help you stay ahead of competitors.

Important steps to consider:
Identify the audience each activity is targeted to:
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Commercial Property Investment: Pros and Cons

Commercial Property Investment: Pros and Cons

Property investment is a venture many people seek to get into at some point in their lives. This is mainly because the benefits it provides more often than not seem highly lucrative to prospective investors. Investing in commercial property is often viewed as a simple way to gain returns.

What is commercial property?

Commercial property includes structures such as retail buildings, office buildings, apartment buildings, industrial buildings and warehouses.

What are the pros of investing in commercial property?

Income potential: There is greater earning potential and more financial rewards compared to residential property investment.
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Different types of business ownership

Different types of business ownership

Entrepreneurs usually have a vision of how they want to run their business. Achieving this vision means that they need to choose the best type of business ownership. Here are the various business types you can register in South Africa:

Sole Proprietor:
The simplest business entity, sole proprietorships are businesses started and owned by individuals. There is no separation of assets and liabilities and these businesses cannot have partners, but only employees. The sole proprietor is held personally liable for any debts that the business incurs.
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Memorandum of Incorporation – what you should know

Forming a business goes beyond having a vision and business sense. There is also a substantial amount of legal proceedings involved. Having a company also means that it will need to be recognised as a legal entity. This way, the company can receive necessary legal benefits and will be compliant with all necessary requirements.

What is a Memorandum of incorporation?

Before implementation of the Companies Act of 2008, companies had to be registered by way of both a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association. Once the new Act was enforced, companies had to register with a single Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).
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Books all entrepreneurs need to read

Books all entrepreneurs need to read

Reading books can help you gain insight and inspiration as an entrepreneur.  You can gain some valuable tips on how to improve not only as an individual, but also as a business owner.

Here are 10 books all entrepreneurs need to read:

Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki:
“There are two kinds of people and organisations in the world: eaters and bakers. Eaters want a bigger slice of an existing pie, bakers want to make a bigger pie.”

This book advises on how you can really take care of your customers.
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