Tagged: Opinion

employment Equity

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....

overpaying employees

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...

N’anga

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...

sector codes rob davies

BEE Sector Codes Creating Confusion

When the BEE amended codes were launched nearly five years ago, the intention was to make the codes simpler and encourage transformation. But since then the codes have done the opposite. They have become more complex, causing confusion in the market and harming transformation. Businesses needing to adhere to the...

2016 Year in Review – EconoBEE

A brief video thanking our clients for their support & highlighting some of the milestones we’ve achieved this year. We are looking forward to 2017

Who is EconoServ

EconoServ comprises of EconoBEE, a BEE advisory firm and EconoHR which specialises in Employment Equity compliance

skills development

Skills Development vs SED – EconoBEE Newsletter – 21 April 2016

Skills Development vs SED The Amended Codes of Good Practice list five separate elements in terms of which an entity must score points in order to become compliant. Two of the five elements are Skills Development and Socio Economic Development (SED). These elements are separate and distinct, and therefore it...

socio economic development

The Fine Line Between Skills Development and Socio Economic Development

The Amended Codes of Good Practice list five separate elements in terms of which an entity must score points in order to become compliant. Two of the five elements are Skills Development and Socio Economic Development (SED). These elements are separate and distinct, and therefore it is essential that an...

EconoBEE - BEE Points = Business

Implementing the Amended Codes – EconoBEE Newsletter – 11 Feb 2016

        Implementing the Amended Codes Changes to the BEE legislation will cause most businesses scores to drop substantially which will substantially limit their competitiveness in the market place. Alternative activities to earn points such as changing suppliers might require a radical directional change in business thinking and...

EconoBEE - BEE Points = Business

Time to Abolish the Sector Codes – EconoBEE Newsletter 13 October 2015

Our last newsletter “Overlapping Rating Periods – Right or Wrong” received such a wonderful response. Unsurprisingly it is a very controversial aspect of current verification preparation. Hopefully we will see some positive responses from the DTI to accommodate the unfairness caused by the DTI’s delayed announcement. Time to Abolish the...

Time to Abolish the Sector Codes

The sector codes have been a problem since the day they were first released. They add no value to the transformation process – in fact many companies use the “imminent release” of a sector code as a reason to continue delaying their own BEE activities. Companies choose to follow a...

BEE Success or Failure

In every facet of business life in South Africa, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment plays a substantial role. Since BBBEE is so important for business in South Africa why then are so many falling short on their own targets, or becoming overwhelmingly frustrated at having to meet seemingly impossible legislative...

Black owned QSEs could drop a level

The Amended Codes have made BEE more complex. One aspect of the codes intending to make BEE easier for small black owned businesses (QSEs) could hurt those businesses. The codes state that if a business has an annual turnover of between R10million and R50million (excluding those with sector codes), then...

Broad-based/employee ownership schemes

  We are pleased that the minister has decided not to implement a blanket ban on broad-based and employee ownership schemes see http://www.thedti.gov.za/editmedia.jsp?id=3314. As we have said previously the minister would have to retract his notice, because it was wrong. A good analysis of some good broad-based and employee ownership...

Black Owned QSEs

Black Owned QSEs The Amended codes state that a QSE has a turnover of between R10m and R50m ( as long as it does not fall into a defined sector code). Extract from paragraph 3 of statement 000: 3.3.2.2    A Qualifying Small Enterprise is required to comply with Ownership as...