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  • Stay out of the CCMA. Obey these three legal obligations when paying your bonuses
  • If you give your staff bonuses, you have to meet three legal obligations. If you don't, you'll end up at the CCMA. But the problem is not every one knows what these obligations are. Take note of these three legal obligations you have to comply with and your employees won't take you to the CCMA for unfair labour practice... ***************************************   *************... ››› more
  • [10 November 2014]
  • Holding an office Christmas party? Do this one thing to prevent sexual harassment claims
  • The end of 2014 is fast approaching. For some companies, this means office Christmas parties are on the way. If you'll also be holding an office Christmas party for your employees, beware. The reality is, while this event provides an opportunity for employees to kick back and relax as well as network, it can be a breeding ground for sexual harassment claims. In fact, according to lega... ››› more
  • [07 November 2014]
  • Here's how to respond to an employee's grievance before it turns into a major dispute
  • Your employee, Sipho, lodges a workplace grievance against his superior. He alleges he makes racist statements about him in the presence of other employees. He says this makes him feel uncomfortable and it's offensive. If you're scratching your head and aren't sure how to respond to Sipho's grievance, here's what you can do so the complaint doesn't turn into a major dispute. Respond to... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]
  • What should you do when your grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures overlap?
  • Our labour experts always get interesting questions from employers. One question that came up this week comes from an employer who wants to know how to handle a situation where grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures overlap. Read on to find out the answer so you'll be able to maintain rules in your workplace. Here's what to do when grievance procedures and disciplinary proced... ››› more
  • [25 September 2014]
  • Be warned! You'll face these four consequences if you ignore Thando's grievance
  • Lets say, your junior employee Thando, complains that his superior, Mr White, makes statements about him in the presence of other employees that he believes are racist. This makes him feel uncomfortable. He also feels this has been an affront to his dignity. He lodges a grievance, in writing with you as per your grievance procedure. You tell Thando you'll handle the matter. But, because you'... ››› more
  • [25 September 2014]
  • If your grievance procedure doesn't contain these seven elements, it won't work!
  • You need a grievance procedure in your workplace. This procedure is important because: • It lets employees know what to do if they have a grievance; • Your managers know how to handle grievances from employees; and • You can solve grievances before they land up as full blown disputes that can cost you money and time! Now there are seven elements you must include in your grievance pro... ››› more
  • [23 September 2014]
  • Confused between grievance and disciplinary procedures? Here's the difference
  • Contrary to popular belief, grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures aren't similar. It's important that you know the differences between the two so you won't deal with workplace grievances and disciplinary issues in a manner that will land you at the CCMA. Keep reading as we explain the differences between grievance and disciplinary procedures. Here's how grievance and discipl... ››› more
  • [23 September 2014]
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