#SONA2016: Retirement Reforms cannot be Postponed
Feb 12th, 2016
The Payroll Authors Group of South Africa (PAGSA) has expressed concern about recent reports that indicate that the implementation of the new tax harmonisation and preservation rules for retirement funds may be once again postponed.
Any business can benefit from putting appropriate HR systems, processes and policies in place. Even if you employ just three or five people, they are the pillars on which you will build your future success.
When a company hires you, it should give you a fair and understandable employment contract that sets out the terms and conditions of your employment, which can be something as simple as a one-page letter or a formal document that outlines these terms and conditions in extensive detail.
Taking the sting out of the tax payment on your bonus
Oct 28th, 2015
If you are one of the lucky people to get a bonus or 13th cheque, be prepared: your joy could be tempered by the big chunk of income tax that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will grab from your bonus.
Sage Pastel Payroll & HR has launched the new Partner Payroll Advantage software solution to give growing businesses a more flexible and efficient way to process and manage their HR and payroll transactions.
Entrepreneur: spend your time and energy on the right things
Jul 21st, 2015
When you start a business of your own, you’ll find time is short, resources are scarce, and work is plentiful. Here are some ideas about where you should spend your time and energy when you have so many tasks and priorities to contend with.
Is it unfair to pay two different employees a different wage or remuneration for the same work? It may seem like an obvious YES, but the answer is actually no.
Payroll processing guide for new business owners
Jun 23rd, 2015
Starting and growing your own business is an exciting and challenging undertaking.
An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship. Sage Pastel looks at the basics of creating a sound employment contract.
By starting a business, you’re helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs.