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  • Revealed: The only way to ensure you have a watertight annual leave policy
  • Revealed: The only way to ensure you have a watertight annual leave policy
    You employees need to know what's allowed and what isn't when it comes to leave. If you don't make this clear, they'll simply plead ignorance and your business will suffer irreparable damage. The damage includes lost productivity and annual leave abuse. Don't let your company suffer. Make sure you have a legally sound annual leave policy that includes the following eight points... If you want t... ››› more
  • [06 January 2017]
  • Does your annual leave policy contain this ONE glaring gap?
  • Does your annual leave policy contain this ONE glaring gap?
    Most annual leave policies are largely made up of legal annual leave entitlements. But their structure of can change from business to business. Because of this, most annual leave policies neglect to include ONE very important part. Read on to make sure your annual leave policy doesn't have a big hole in it. *********************************** All your annual leave questions answered!   ... ››› more
  • [05 January 2017]
  • 5 things your employee has to prove to win a case of constructive dismissal against you
  • 5 things your employee has to prove to win a case of constructive dismissal against you
    We all like to think the working environment we create for our employees is a positive one. But in the high-stress environment that seems an inevitable part of the modern working world, some employees may find themselves in circumstances that they simply can't tolerate. And they'll resign to escape. When they do, you're at risk of claims of a constructive dismissal... If your employee's claims are... ››› more
  • [04 January 2017]
  • A much needed clarification: How to distinguish absenteeism from desertion
  • A much needed clarification: How to distinguish absenteeism from desertion
    Do you know when an employee's absence changes from absence without permission (AWOL), to actual desertion? In case you don't, we want to tell you that courts see these as two separate offences, and so must you. Here's why... What's the difference between absenteeism from desertion? Absenteeism is generally a short period of time off without the employee getting permission. In this case, he... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Can your employee take annual leave in his notice period?
  • Can your employee take annual leave in his notice period?
    Employers have a lot of questions regarding annual leave. One of these questions is whether or not employees are allowed to take annual leave during their notice period. Read on to find out what the law says... When it comes to annual leave, it's important that you stick to what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) says you must do. So what does the BCEA say about an employee taking le... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Do you ask all candidates to show you a copy of their previous payslip? Is this legal?
  • Do you ask all candidates to show you a copy of their previous payslip? Is this legal?
    We all do it... We ask to see a potential employee's payslip. But this practice can quickly sour the recruitment process if you ask to see salary payment information at the offering stage. Why? Well, because employees often feel you should pay them what they're worth - and not based on their previous earnings. Keep reading to find out what a study revealed... ***** Need to recruit ... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Can Sarah refer the matter to the CCMA if her grievance remains unresolved?
  • Can Sarah refer the matter to the CCMA if her grievance remains unresolved?
    Your employee, Sarah, lodges a complaint in writing as per your grievance procedure. She explains to you that she's not happy because her office is in a noisy area and she can't do her work properly. You investigate the matter and you find there's nothing you can do about the noise because the company next door is doing renovations and you can't stop them. As a result, Sarah's grievance r... ››› more
  • [19 December 2016]
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
  • Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
    You've employed an employee on a two year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff. But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees? Can you retrench a fixed-term employee? As an employer, you know you have a right to retrench employees. But you probably didn't know the situation's completely different w... ››› more
  • [15 December 2016]
  • Use this checklist ensure your employee's dismissal is substantively fair
  • Use this checklist ensure your employee's dismissal is substantively fair
    Do you have an employee that you want to dismiss, but aren't sure if it's substantively fair? Here's how to make sure it is so you don't pay thousands in compensation if your employee take you to the CCMA. According to The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, substantive fairness means there's a fair or valid reason for you to dismiss an employee. If you dismiss your employee and th... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • Ask yourself these 5 questions to mare sure your employee's dismissal is substantively fair
  • Ask yourself these 5 questions to mare sure your employee's dismissal is substantively fair
    Do you have an employee that you want to dismiss, but aren't sure if it's substantively fair? Here's how to make sure it is so you don't pay thousands in compensation if your employee takes you to the CCMA. Substantive fairness means there's a fair or valid reason for you to dismiss an employee. If you dismiss your employee and the reason is automatically unfair, you may be ordered to rein... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
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