In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), there are standard deductions you're allowed to make from your employees' salary. For example, you can deduct tax from an employee's salary to pay SARS.
But what happens if you your employee needs to repay money he owes you or if you want to fine him for causing your company a financial loss.
Well, 'if you're not expressly required or permitted by law, you can still make deductions from an employee's remuneration if you've met all the following five conditions,' says The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
Five legal requirements for you to make deductions
Knowing what legal requirements you must follow will ensure you recover the loss your employee has caused while still complying with the law.
Revealed: How to legally deduct money from your negligent employee's salary without landing up at the CCMA
As an employer there are deductions you can make and then there are deductions you can't. And it's your responsibility to follow the correct rules and procedures to make sure you get it right.
If you don't and your employee disputes this deduction, you'll land up at the CCMA. And you WILL lose!
Discover how to legally deduct money from your negligent employee's salary today.