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How to prepare your WSP and ATR submissions

How to prepare your WSP (Workplace Skills Plan) and ATR (Annual Training Report) submissions We run regular half day workshops on the Skills Development Act and Skills Development Levies Act. Duration: Half day Venue: 435 Rugby Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg. Time: 9:00 to 13:00 Course Content: We cover the theory of...

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How to Create a B-BBEE Scorecard for your Business

We run regular half-day workshops on B-BBEE. In a short 4 hours, we cover the BEE in practice – what it means to you in business, how it affects you, and how to produce your own scorecard. Duration: Half day Venue: 435 Rugby Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg. Time: 9:00 to 13:00...

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Employment Equity Compliance Half Day Workshop

Date TBC Course Content: We cover very briefly the theory of B-BBEE, with the focus on employment equity and management control. We will discuss the EE act and recent amendments. EE reports needed to be submitted by 15 January – we will cover briefly what these reports are but more...

A Practical Implementation of Labour Law

A Practical Implementation of Labour Law

February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ow to help employers have a better relationship with employees and reduce labour law problems Overview Join us for an informative and resource-filled day. Labour Relations is often a problematical activity, but by having better policies, better procedures and better implementation you can...

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Financial Sector Codes and Construction Sector Codes – Our comments

The dti minister, Dr Rob Davies has today (1 December 2017) gazetted the Financial Sector Codes (FSC) and the Construction Sector Codes. The FSC in particular has been long awaited. Until now the financial sector had been using the original financial sector codes which gave all in the FSC an...

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How do l submit an Employment Equity (EE) report?

Submitting your Employment Equity reports is a requirement of the EE Act. We can assist you to submit. Click here or you can gather an enormous amount of free information from our website   How do l submit an Employment Equity (EE) report? Submissions can be done manually or electronically....

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Employer overpays employees, what now? How are challenges of erroneously overpaying employees addressed

The issue of erroneously overpaying employees is usually found in the public sector but more inquiries are rapidly coming from the private sector and employers don’t know how to deal with this situation.   Legal BCEA section 34(1) BCEA section 34(5)   Payroll and HR Personnel are also human beings...

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Employee Promotions tend to be emotionally charged due to perceived favouritism. What are the guidelines?

Promotions in the workplace do tend to bring out an emotional response due to perceived favouritism and perceived employer subjectivity. Legal Labour relations act Section 186(2) Definition of a promotion Promotion is the elevation of an employee to a higher position within the organisation, accompanied by an increase in remuneration...

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Are BEE Share Schemes Creating Shareholder Value? Listen to our Chairman, Keith Levenstein, discussing the types of BEE share schemes, their benefits and pitfalls.

Need a BEE Verification? We can assist you! View our managed services here. Click here to gather an enormous amount of free information from our website Interview on SAFM with EconoServ chairman Keith Levenstein   NASTASSIA ARENDSE:  We are looking at BEE share schemes. What prompted this idea was the Sasol Inzalo unbundling...

Employment Equity Reports

Submitting Employment Equity Reports

Submitting your Employment Equity reports is a requirement of the EE Act. We can assist you to submit. Click here or you can gather an enormous amount of free information from our website All designated employees are expected to submit their Employment Equity (EE) reports annually to the Department of...

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BEE Commission to Face its Biggest Challenge and Set Precedent

The BEE Commission is about to set a precedent which will decide the validity of what, to date, have been questionable BEE transactions.  The BEE Act states that the BEE Commission must maintain a registry of major transactions. Regulations issued in 2017 defined a major transaction as a deal worth...

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JSE-listed companies will be required to submit their BEE Compliance Report to the BEE Commission by 1 June 2018. Read more about what is required.

By Lianne Friedman, CEO of EconoServ   An amendment to the JSE listing requirements will require companies to provide the BEE Commission with a copy of their compliance report. The first disclosure period is scheduled for 1 June 2018. The JSE says that the aim of the amendment is to...

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Traditional healer (Sangoma) medical certificates – a sensitive issue where employers need to tread carefully

Traditional healer (Sangoma) medical certificates The issue of medical certificates that come from traditional healers is a sensitive issue that needs employers to tread carefully. Legal Traditional Health Practitioners Act 22 of 2007 Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997   Resource: Traditional Health Practitioners Act   Let’s first determine...

Insubordination vs. Insolence

Insubordination vs. Insolence – how to distinguish and address ambiguity

Employers and Human resources personnel experience a common problem distinguishing between insubordination and insolence. Let’s first define the two terms in order to eradicate the grey area that exists: Insubordination refers to the intentional refusal to obey an employer’s lawful and reasonable orders. Insolence refers to cheeky, rude, abusive or...

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How to sell part or all of your business for profit. How do the new codes affect ownership. Are you ‘giving away’ your business? Not if you plan property.

Ownership on the new codes has made the scorecard increasingly more difficult and companies have no choice but to explore their options. It accounts for nearly one quarter of all BEE points and a critical tool to ensure full compliance with other policies. We realise that making a decision to...

Lianne Friedman

We Are Years Ahead Of The Pack

5 years ago we started being concerned about some educational trusts, employee trusts and broad based schemes. Not because we talk on behalf of govt or anyone else, but because we saw the huge risk of our clients earning zero points for doing lots of work, and wasting money when...

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EconoServ Partners with Lumko Learning

Businesses need to continually train their staff, but the methods they chose to train could significantly influence the success of the training. In line with this, EconoServ has partnered with Lumko Learning to offer strategic training solutions. EconoServ CEO Lianne Friedman, says business-based training and development has been slow to...

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Compliance Stress

Last week the BBBEE Commission announced that it would be investigating 17 companies for possible fronting. We have compiled a detailed analysis and have a link to the list of the company names – more info… Compliance Stress There are many stress factors in the work place. There are deadlines...

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B-BBEE Commission is getting serious about fronting

Following on from our previous newsletter where we criticized the B-BBEE Commission for not taking sufficient action against the scourge of fronting, the Commission has now issued a media statement naming 17 companies that are currently being investigated for possible fronting practices and non-compliance with the B-BBEE Act. The media...

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Mining Charter 2017 – Why did the Dept of Mineral Resources add potentially contentious clauses? Read about the “trumping” clause.

I like to understand why someone takes a particular action. In this case “Why did the dept of mineral resources take the step of writing and put in some very contentious clauses in the new charter?”. Many simple minded people will state that it was written “by the Guptas for...