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2024 Inside the BCEA for Payroll Professionals Webinar

Sage Learning

Join Andrew Levy for an important event.

What every payroll professional needs to know about the BCEA with a special section on Labour Inspections and Work Permits


Who is the most important person in your business? It’s the Payroll Manager. Don't believe me? Then don’t pay your staff on time and properly and see how long it takes for serious trouble to raise its head.

This webinar will cover the key areas of the BCEA and other important matters  that every pay professional needs to have at their fingertips:

  • Working hours
  • Overtime
  • Statutory leave provisions
  • Notice periods and payments on termination
  • Work permits
  • Labour inspections

More importantly, we deal with the twists, turns, and tricky questions that arise out of these aspects of labour law.

A solid working knowledge of the BCEA is an essential requirement for the payroll administrator. It is vital to properly understand how the BCEA governs every aspect and all the day-to-day problems of the employment relationship.  Make your booking now to ensure you have all the tools you need at hand.

There will also be adequate time to interact with Andrew and hear his answers to your questions.

Look at the questions that Andrew will answer beneath, and see why this is a session not to be missed:

The Basics

  • How and why does the BCEA form part of every contract of employment, and what is the practical effect of this?
  • Can the terms of the BCEA be changed by my contract of employment and which takes precedence?
  • Just who is, and who isn’t defined as an “employee”, and why is this important?
  • What are the minimum requirements of the BCEA in terms of documentation, contracts & payroll information?

Working Hours

  • What are the “ordinary hours” of work and how does this affect calculation of overtime?
  • Can I make employees “work in” for time lost for lateness, poor attendance and the like?
  • What is emergency work, and what are the requirements around it?

Leave & Attendance

  • A recap on the basics of leave and leave pay: annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, family responsibility leave, and parental leave.
  • Who "owns the annual leave and has the last word as to when it is taken?
  • Can I refuse an employee, absent with no medical certificate, demanding to take annual leave for their absence?
  • If the employee says they are sick and leaves work after 10.00 must I pay them for the day, or is it sick leave?
  • Why does the BCEA say nothing about the deserter, and how do I safely dismiss one?
  • Do employees accumulate annual leave on notice, when laid off, or on short time?
  • How do I calculate leave, sick leave, equal pay, and other requirements for pay and leave for part timers?

Documentation & Terminations

  • What are the BCEA rules about notice, and who decides if it is worked or paid?
  • What must I pay if an employee breaches the notice period and resigns with “immediate effect”?
  • What are the two cases when can I make deductions from an employees pay without their agreement??
  • If someone does not give proper notice, can I deduct notice from leave pay?

Bonus and incentives

  • Why is a 13th cheque regarded as remuneration and must be pro-rated?
  • Why are most of the bonuses you think are discretionary, not discretionary at all?
  • What are the most important clauses to include in bonus or incentive schemes (which you probably haven’t got!)

Labour Inspectors and Work permits

  • What are the powers of Labour Inspectors, and what will they demand from pay office and pay records?
  • How do I best handle a labour inspection and stop it becoming hostile?
  • What is the law about hiring foreigners without work permits?
  • What are the penalties if I am caught by a labour inspector?

Looking at the above questions, you will immediately see the value of this webinar to the payroll professional and to the organisation.

We look forward to seeing you online!

About Andrew Levy

Andrew Levy is one of South Africa's best known labour resources and is the presenter of the Labour Statutes for Payroll Professionals and Practice Update Webinar.

He has been in the labour field for over forty years, has written four books on labour law and practice. Andrew with Masters degrees in both labour economics and labour law has consulted to a wide range of large, small, local and international organizations on the management of industrial relations. He is a well-known commentator on South African labour matters in local and international radio, television and the press. His firm, Andrew Levy Employment, is based in Johannesburg, and provides consultancy, training and research.

Register on one of our available dates below:

Investment per delegate: R 1,795.00 (excl. VAT) per person
Duration: 9:00 – 14:00
Dates: 16 or 19 July 2024

2024 Inside the BCEA for Payroll Professionals Webinar

Webinar 1

Date: 16 July 2024

Price: R 1,795.00 excl. VAT pp

2024 Inside the BCEA for Payroll Professionals Webinar

Webinar 2

Date: 19 July 2024

Price: R 1,795.00 excl. VAT pp

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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