HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

The ins and outs of sick leave: Here's all you need to know to make sure your sick leave policy is BCEA compliant

by , 22 April 2014
The larger your organisation gets, the more absenteeism becomes a problem. Your employees may be taking sick leave for even a slight cold. Now they can still work when they have a cold, but you can't deny them paid sick leave. Here's what you need to know about giving your employees paid sick leave and managing absenteeism in the workplace.

*********************************
'Every year, SA companies flush R19 billion down the drain!'
 
********************************
 
How much sick leave are employees entitled to?
 
The Department of Labour says that employers have to give sick leave entitlements to all employees. And they get the same amount of pay that they would normally get for that day. 
 
The only time you can deny paid sick leave is if they work less than 24 hours a week. 
 
Sick leave accrual is the number of days that your employee would work in a six week. This is worked out over a three year period, so it works out to 30 days over three years.
 
An employee can take all of their sick leave at once or use as much as they need. 
 
Now it seems like an easy system for employees to take advantage of and some of them do. But there are ways that you can manage this absenteeism and stop sick leave abuse…
 
**********************************
Stop absenteeism in one easy step!
 
The truth is you only need one tool to stop absenteeism in your company today: The Stop Absenteeism Report.
**********************************
 
How to manage absenteeism in the work place and sick leave abuse
 
The Practical Guide to Human Resources for Managers says that you should use these four steps to manage absenteeism:
 
1. Keep a proper record of absences from work
2. Do audits at least once a year
3. Do return to work interviews
4. Take early action against an employee who breaks your rules
 
You can also insist on a doctor's letter if the employee is sick for more than one day. This stops employees from taking advantage of the system and saying that they're 'sick'. 
 


Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
0 comments


Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>