Thinking of hiring homehelp?

When considering hiring homehelp, be it a gardener or domestic worker, there are several things that you need to ensure you have in place right from the beginning. Firstly, and most importantly, REGISTER YOUR DOMESTIC WORKER FOR UIF. Ensure that you deduct the UIF Contributions as required from you domestic worker’s salary. Many domestic workers say they don’t want to pay UIF for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately, you cannot entertain these requests, as you would be breaking the law.  It will  only mean that if things go wrong, as they sometimes do, you will be faced with having to pay the not only the arrears UIF Contributions, but also… Read More

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Going paperless (well almost)

Not all things are in our power, but a lot are.  There are ways we can and should make a difference in the lives of our clients. I’m sure you can appreciate that as a business that offers a service that partners with Government, there are certain documents which simply cannot be avoided, however over the last month or so, I have had numerous clients who have commented about the volume of documents to be completed.  I’ve had clients comment that they don’t have scanning or printing facilities. I understand that in today busy lifestyle,   people are severely pressed for time.  I also appreciate that if you are unemployed, costs… Read More

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Maternity UIF process

You’ve just found out you’re expecting.  Congratulations!!  So now you’re wondering how the maternity UIF will work when you need to claim. What documents you will need. Before any worker can claim for maternity benefits, these are the documents that they will need to ensure that they have ready: HERE ARE THE DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE IN ORDER TO SUBMIT A CLAIM 13-digit bar-coded ID or passport; UI-2.8 for banking details; UI-2.7 (Remuneration received by the employee whilst still in employment) UI-2.3 (application form) Medical certificate from a doctor or birth certificate of the baby; and. UI-4 (follow-up form). UI-19 Employers declaration from all your employers over at least… Read More

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So you’re hiring a nanny or housekeeper? Read on…

HIRING A NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER So you are looking to hire a housekeeper or nanny?  It can be a stressful time trying to find someone who you can a trust, and are comfortable having in your home.  Selecting someone to be a part of your family can be stressful, and a big decision.  All too often, we as employers fail to do the necessary checks, and we simply hire a person, sometimes even without knowing their surname, or where they live!   In today’s day and age, it’s just to risky to do that, and we need to be responsible about who we select to work in our homes.  There are just… Read More

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What is UIF and how does it work?

What is the UIF? The Unemployment Insurance Fund, otherwise known as  UIF is a government entity, which, by means of contributions made by employers and employees, gives short-term relief to employees who find themselves unemployed. Who can claim UIF? Workers who become unemployed for any of the below reasons may submit a claim for benefits ill health (subject to certain criteria) end of contract company liquidated maternity adoption leave dependents of a deceased contributor.   Who must contribute to UIF? It is the responsibility of all employers to ensure that they are registered with Department of Labour as an employer, and that they and their employees contribute to the Fund. … Read More

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Whats new at Domestic UIF Consultants

So, I’m don’t claim to be the worlds tech fundi, but I do claim to have a dogged determination, so I will set about wanting to do something, then google myself into a stupor to find out how it’s done, then set about doing it until I accomplish it. Well that’s what happened today.  I decided it was time I got down to some blogging on my website, but didn’t want to also have to do double work by posting the same write up to Facebook. …………………Hello Google my trusted friend!  After doing a fair amount of googling, I came across the plugin called Buffer.  I spent a fair amount… Read More

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