THE COMPENSATION FUND AND DOMESTIC EMPLOYERS

THE COMPENSATION FUND AND DOMESTIC EMPLOYERS

A Constitutional Court order made on 19 November 2020 declared section 1(xix)(v) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) 130 of 1993 invalid, this order has been made immediate and retrospective to 27 April 1994. Thus, declaring that Domestic Workers are now entitled for compensation if they are injured or contract a disease while on duty.

COMPLIANCE ALERT: COMPENSATION FUND (CF / WCA) AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND (UIF)

COMPLIANCE ALERT: COMPENSATION FUND (CF / WCA) AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND (UIF)

The Compensation Fund issued a Notice in the Government Gazette of 14 July 2022, informing employers of COIDA Compliance, and its intention to conduct employer COIDA Audits and employer site visits. The Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 (the UI Act) also requires all employers who employ people for more than 24 hours per month to register with the UIF and contribute towards the fund.

NEW PAIA REGULATIONS PUBLISHED – INFORMATION OFFICERS TAKE NOTE!

NEW PAIA REGULATIONS PUBLISHED – INFORMATION OFFICERS TAKE NOTE!

New Regulations were published for the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA), and it affects POPIA (Protection of Personal Information, Act 4 of 2013) and it places additional duties and responsibilities on the Information Officer. Information Officers must take cognisance of the new changes.