How to register your Domestic employees for COIDA / WCA

How to register you Domestic employees for COIDA / WCA Please open the Document to read more - DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE to register as an employer of a domestic worker Overview As per the Department of Employment and Labour Notice 106 of 2021, domestic worker employees must be registered in terms of section 80 of the COIDA Act as amended. What does this mean for domestic employees? The implications of declaring this section of COIDA invalid means that domestic workers/employees are now covered/included under COIDA, meaning that these employees are entitled for compensation if they are injured, or they contract diseases,

Posted date: 17th Mar 2021
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Who is responsible in South Africa when a contractor that you contracted to conduct work for you is injured or killed on your premises?

Who is responsible in South Africa when a contractor that you contracted to conduct work for you is injured or killed on your premises? Overview When a client hires an independent contractor to perform services at their place of business, it is imperative to know who is responsible in South Africa when a contractor that they contracted to conduct for them is injured or killed on their premises. Clients must know that their legal standard of care is different from the duties which are owed to a customer, for instance. However, should a workplace injury occur to an independent contractor’s employee on the client’s premises, the client will expect that workers’ compensation is available to cover expenses. However, it must be noted that even though there is workers’ compensation coverage, it may not preclude any third-party liability. This relates specifically to the possessor or owner of the premises, regardless of whether it is leased or owned by the client, being held liable for the injury.

Posted date: 13th Mar 2021
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Letter of Good Standing (LoGS)

Letter of Good Standing (LoGS) Overview The Compensation Fund’s Letter of Good Standing (LoGS) can be viewed just as important as the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) Tax Clearance Certificates. Letters of Good Standing are especially important for: • Tenders • Government business contracts and renewals, and • Contractor work Legally, mandators, or employers, can be held liable for claims as well as assessment costs of their contractors if they are either not registered with the Compensation Fund, or if they are not up to date with their fees payable annually.

What is Occupational Health and Safety for all employers, including contractors and suppliers in South Africa?

What is occupational health and safety for all employers, including contractors and suppliers in South Africa? The answer may seem obvious, but the field concerned with Occupational Health and Safety, is one which is truly diverse, and it presents some level of complexity. In simple terms, it relates to everything including laws, regulations, programmes, and procedures, which are concerned with the health, safety, and the wellbeing of employees while they are at work.

Posted date: 13th Mar 2021
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