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EMPLOYMENT EQUITY - IMPORTANT REMINDER!

The deadline of 1 October is imminent! Is your Employment Equity Plan and Report ready for submission?

DO I NEED A WILL?

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A GAME OF HOMES - SEA VIEW WARS

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment underlines once again the need to properly record any and all agreements relating to your property.

DIRECTORS: YOUR NEW RISK OF PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS

"Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility" (P.T. Barnum) All too often employees of a cash-strapped business only find out too late (when the business finally fails and is liquidated) that management has been deducting pension fund contributions from their earnings and not paying them over to the pension fund. The losers of course are the employees, whose pension benefits are often seriously prejudiced.

LIAR LIAR! EMPLOYERS: CAN YOU USE A POLYGRAPH?

"...the respectability of polygraph evidence, at best, remains an open question" (extract from Labour Appeal Court judgment below) Many employers are confused as to whether or not our labour laws allow you to use "lie detector" testing in disciplinary investigations and/or other processes like selecting suitable candidates for promotion.

TAX TIME - YOUR 2014 DEADLINES

Tax Season has started for the tax year 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014, and your personal income tax return (ITR12) deadlines are - * By post or dropping it off in a SARS drop box - 26 September 2014 or * Electronically at a SARS branch (provisional and non-provisional taxpayers) - 21 November 2014 or * Non-provisional taxpayers who use eFiling - 21 November 2014 or * Provisional taxpayers who use eFiling - 30 January 2015.

EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES: NOTE THE NEW EARNINGS THRESHOLDS

Overtime limits and pay, working hours regulation, meal intervals, rest periods, night, Sunday and Public Holiday work - these are some of the basic protections and benefits in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) which donít apply to employees whose earnings exceed a specified threshold. From 1 July that threshold increased to R205,433-30 p.a. (from R193,805-00) - but note that some of these benefits don't apply to certain classes of employee (senior management, some sales staff, and employees working less than 24 hours a month) regardless of earnings, nor in certain circumstances - take advice in need.

Temporary VAT relief coming to an end

The temporary relief provided to developers in Section 18B of the Value Added Tax Act, No 89 of 1991, will come to an end on 1 January 2015 when Section 18B will cease to apply.

GDV ATTAINS LEVEL 1 BBBEE STATUS FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNING

The directors and staff of Goldberg & de Villiers are proud to announce that the firm has attained a BBBEE status of Level 1 Contributor for the 4th year running. Well done to the firm on its commitment to the transformation process!

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