SA employees will need proof to benefit from new parental leave, says HR expert
South Africa’s new labour laws on parental leave benefits have officially come into effect this month.
The new labour regulations provide rules around paternity, adoptive parents and surrogacy leave.
Human resources (HR) expert John Botha says some level of evidence will be required for employees who wish to take advantage of the new leave benefits.
New parental leave grants fathers 10 days of consecutive paid leave after the birth of their child.
The law also grants 10 consecutive weeks to adoptive parents and 10 consecutive weeks to commissioning parents in a surrogacy agreement.
Obviously you will need proof of either parenthood or an adoption court order. There's definitely some proof requirements.John Botha, HR expert and Chief operating officer - Global Business Solutions
The new rules give a lot more benefits to employees who are parents of children.John Botha, HR expert and Chief operating officer - Global Business Solutions
Listen to the discussion on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula outlined the relaxation of transport regulations under Level 3 of the national lockdown during a media briefing on Saturday.Read More
Initially, it’ll allow up to 150 cars, says Mother City Drive-In co-founder Lyle Masters.Read More
Getwine.co.za COO says before lockdown there was also a rush of sales and in fact, many liquor stores depleted their stock.Read More
Bright Path Consulting invested in mask-making with a group of women in the community and gave Groote Schuur Hospital 5000 masks.Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic and the economic destruction in its wake has left some of us wondering if we'll ever be able to retire.Read More
Investors are not exactly confident to invest in shares and trade on the markets during these times.Read More
Lots of small businesses are going under or holding on by the skin of their teeth .Read More
On Monday many sectors of the economy will return to business as usual.Read More
"I'd rather they keep on rerunning the World Cup final," says Jan de Koning (rugby365). "I’ll watch it 10 times every day!"Read More
Farhana Monier, owner of artisan woodworking company Leafy tech explains how they pivoted their business during lockdown.Read More