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Regardless of whether you pay Karabo her full salary, a portion of it, or no salary at all, you MUST obey this one maternity leave rule

by , 12 November 2014
When your employee, Karabo tells you she's pregnant, you have a legal duty to grant her four months maternity leave.

The good news is legally you don't have to pay her while she's on maternity leave. It's at your company's discretion to pay all or a portion of her salary during this time.

For example, you can pay Karabo her full salary for the first month of confinement, ¾ for the second month and ½ for the third and fourth month.

But, the important thing we want to highlight is, regardless of whether you pay Karabo a salary, or not while she's on maternity leave, there's one rule you must obey.

Find out what it is so you can comply.


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Here's the one rule you must obey when it comes to Karabo's maternity leave and pay

 
The rule is: Whether you pay Karabo her full salary, a portion of it, or no salary at all, you have to keep her position open.
 
She must return to either her usual position or a suitable, similar-level position when her maternity leave ends. Your employee's employment is secure until she returns.
 
Note: You do have the right to appoint a temporary employee to perform her duties while she's on maternity leave.
 
Bottom line: If you don't obey this rule, Karabo could take you to the Labour Court.
Don't take chances. Keep Karabo' position open while she's away.
 
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