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  • 7 Vital questions about sick leave over holiday periods....
  • 7 Vital questions about sick leave over holiday periods....
    Did you see an increase in the number of staff calling in sick over this holiday period? Are you expecting a flurry of sick notes from them because they were absent on the working days that fell amidst all the public holidays? We receive a lot of interesting questions about sick leave...  Questions that are probably on your mind too! Let's have a look at them… .............................. ››› more
  • [19 January 2017]
  • Cover your bases if an employee often goes AWOL
  • Cover your bases if an employee often goes AWOL
    Some employees do all they can to stay away from work - call in sick in the morning, go home early so they don't miss a doctor's appointment, not come in at all because it's their aunt's funeral (AGAIN!). That's all good and well if it's already been discussed with you beforehand or they bring you proof of their absence, like a sick note. But what do you do if your employee goes absent without lea... ››› more
  • [18 January 2017]
  • Can your employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated?
  • Can your employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated?
    One of the common questions regarding sick leave is: Can an employee take all his sick leave or must it be pro-rated? Read on to find out what labour law says about this. The answer to this leave question is as follows: 'Your employee is allowed to take his full sick leave allowance at the beginning of the sick leave cycle – that is, it's not pro-rated over a period of time,' says the Lab... ››› more
  • [16 January 2017]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Use this handy Leave Request Form template to manage your employee's sick leave
  • Use this handy Leave Request Form template to manage your employee's sick leave
    Did you know sick leave abuse costs South African employers R19 billion every year? That's right. This shocking stat shows the importance of managing leave correctly. And that's where this Leave Request Form template can help... Why do you need to use a Leave Request Form to manage your employee's leave? The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says employees must apply for leave wri... ››› more
  • [18 November 2016]
  • Does an employee have to disclose her pregnancy when applying for a job?
  • Does an employee have to disclose her pregnancy when applying for a job?
    One question that always crops up when it comes to maternity leave matters is whether or not employees or job applicants should disclose that they're pregnant when applying for a job. Read on to find out what labour law says about this so you can avoid a court battle. An employee DOES NOT have to disclose her pregnancy when applying for a job The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service e... ››› more
  • [19 October 2016]
  • Four types of leave you DON'T have to give to employees....
  • Four types of leave you DON'T have to give to employees....
    When employees ask for leave, you must give it to them because it's your legal obligation, right? Not quite. You only have to give maternity leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave and annual leave. Read on to discover four types of leave you don't have to give to employees so you can effectively manage leave. An ineffective leave policy could cripple your business from ri... ››› more
  • [10 October 2016]
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