Your Will has been drafted and you’re finally happy with it. What now? There’re three things to consider.

  1. Signing requirements for your Will

Once you’ve read through your Will and completely satisfied that it accurately reflects your wishes, the next step is to sign it. So how do you sign your Will? Before you pick up the closest pen and scrawl your mark, be aware of the following requirements. Read More.....

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As the old adage goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. There are various reasons why an employee may refuse to sign their contract of employment or other labour-related documents. Some employees may believe (erroneously) that by refusing to sign HR documents they may be able to use this against their employer later by claiming that they didn’t agree to be bound to the company’s rules. This is certainly not the case. Employees are bound to all (lawful) company policies and procedures that they are aware of, even if they haven’t signed them. Read More.....

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South African law (under Sectoral Determination 7) sets out minimum wages required to be paid to domestic workers. The Department of Labour updates the minimum wages for domestic workers annually. The following update came into effect on 01 December 2015.

In major metropolitan areas:

  • Domestic workers who ordinarily work more than 27 hours per week must be paid at a rate that is not less than:
    • Hourly rate: R11,44 per hour;
    • Weekly rate: R514,82 per week; or
    • Monthly rate: R2 230,70 per month.
    • Domestic workers who ordinarily work 27 hours per week or less must be paid at a rate that is not less than:
      • Hourly rate: R13,39 per hour;
      • Weekly rate: R361,50 per week; or
      • Monthly rate: R1 566,35 per month.

      In other areas:

      • Domestic workers who ordinarily work more than 27 hours per week must be paid at a rate that is not less than:
        • Hourly rate: R10,23 per hour;
        • Weekly rate: R460,15 per week; or
        • Monthly rate: R1 993,82 per month.
        • Domestic workers who work 27 hours per week or less must be paid at a rate that is not less than:
          • Hourly rate: R12,07 per hour;
          • Weekly rate: R325,98 per week; or
          • Monthly rate: R1 412,49 per month.

          These rates are applicable up until 30 November 2016. On 01 December 2016, these rates will increase at: Read More.....

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