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  • What do you do if you need to cancel an employee's leave?
  • What do you do if you need to cancel an employee's leave?
    William applied for leave a month ago. He assured you he'd have all his deadlines in check, and his work finished. So you approved it and he paid for his romantic week away with his fiancé. Everyone wins. But it's now three days before he leaves, and he's nowhere near reaching his deadline. What now? Do you let him go away? After all, you said he could have the days off. Or do you do th... ››› more
  • [25 July 2016]
  • Warning: Untaken annual leave is a huge hidden expense! Here's how to manage it
  • Warning: Untaken annual leave is a huge hidden expense! Here's how to manage it
    Dear reader, Do you have employees with more than 15 days' leave owing to them? Maybe some of your employees have more than 60 days' outstanding leave? If so, you're not managing your company leave efficiently. And these excess days could be costing your company thousands. Here's how you to manage annual leave effectively.... ********** Advert ******** All your annual leave questions ... ››› more
  • [04 July 2016]
  • 2 Out of 3 employees who don't show up for work aren't actually sick!
  • According to Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA), between 15% and 30% of staff can be absent on any given day. And 2 out of 3 absent employees aren't even physically ill! Think about it. If you employ 15 people, on average, 4 people will be sick on any given day. Yet, 3 out of those 4 people are having a 'duvet day', spa treatment, or out on a shopping spree with friends... on your time!... ››› more
  • [03 May 2016]
  • Is it sick leave when an employee goes to a clinic or doctor for regular check-ups?
  • Here's this week's top question from the LabourandHRClub.co.za asked by one of our readers. Is it sick leave when an employee goes to a clinic or doctor for regular check-ups? Asked on labourandhrclub Can you share how other companies authorise paid sick leave when an employee needs to visit the clinic or doctor for routine appointments? For example, to collect medication, monthly check-ups du... ››› more
  • [11 December 2015]
  • Does the death of an "in-law" qualify for family responsibility leave?
  • How often have you had this question: 'My brother-in-law passed away and I need to take family responsibility leave go to the funeral'. And what is your immediate reaction? Yes? No? If your answer is 'no', then you're 100% correct! Let's see why… *** 'My husband's sister's boyfriend's mother's uncle just passed away and I need to go to the funeral'   What do you do when Jenny... ››› more
  • [12 November 2015]
  • Has an employee taken leave without your approval? Here's what you can do
  • Your employee Rachel has over 50 days' of leave due to her. A few weeks ago, she asked you if she could take some leave and you agreed to it. Rachel wanted to take all 50 days of her leave. Because she's working on a client contract, you explained to her that she can only take 30 days at this stage. She agreed to this. After this agreement, Rachel went on leave but she stayed home for an ext... ››› more
  • [04 August 2015]
  • This is what you must do if a psychologist books your employee off
  • Your employee Caroline advised you yesterday that her psychologist wants to book her off on sick leave for a few days (in conjunction with her doctor). Do you have to agree to this? How do you determine if this is a genuinely medical issue? Read on to find out. Ensure the psychologist is a registered medical practitioner  Firstly, if Caroline submits a medical certificate issue by a reg... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • Can an employee claim sick leave while she's on annual leave?
  • Your employee Vanessa took leave last month for two weeks. She set off to Greece for an extravagant and relaxing summer holiday. This came out of her annual leave. Today, Vanessa returned to work. She told you she fell sick on the plane on her way to Greece. As a result, she was sick her entire holiday, and still is. She claims she couldn't enjoy it and spent most of the time in her hotel room ... ››› more
  • [15 July 2015]
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