Employers have a lot of questions regarding annual leave. One of these questions is whether or not employees are allowed to take annual leave during their notice period. Read on to find out what the law says... When it comes to annual leave, it's important that you stick to what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) says you must do.
So what does the BCEA say about an employee taking le... ››› more
As you know, an employee who's been employed for longer than four months and works at least four days a week is entitled, during any leave cycle, to three days' paid family responsibility leave.
But, do you know what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) says about study leave, leave for sporting activities, unpaid leave and special leave? Read on to find out...
If you're not sure o... ››› more
Labour brokers provide companies with labour and services. And if you use them, then it's vital to know that several changes, under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act have been made to labour broker relationships.
These have been in effect since April 2015. And so, because of its relatively recent amendments, it's important for you to ensure that you're complyi... ››› more
There may be times when you require your employees to work overtime. But what if you need them to work excessive overtime so as to meet your requirements during 'peak' periods?
Read on to find out: Case: Maneche & Others v CCMA & Others (Northern Cape Mushrooms)
Here, a mushroom farm in the Northern Cape, namely Northern Cape Mushrooms, had employees who were working excessive overtime in... ››› more
At the beginning of the year, the previous CEO of a company agreed to your employee, Rosie, going on an overseas holiday in October.
Since this agreement, you've taken over as the new CEO of the company and refuse to give Rosie time off. You have, however, offered to pay for all expenses she might incur in cancelling her trip. You've also promised to give her paid leave at a later stage. Her le... ››› more
Life happens. A friend falls terminally ill. Your grandmother passes on. A car hits your dog. All these life events need immediate attention. And if they happen to your employee, they may keep him away from work.
Outside of annual leave, your employees are entitled to days off to tend to tragic events, but what exactly are you obligated to do in these circumstances?
Today, we explore the i... ››› more
You run a relatively small company. The bad economy has had an especially negative impact on small businesses, and you've felt it pretty hard. You've been able to stay in business and pay your personnel nonetheless.
However, you've now received a big order that's due by month end, and it's already one week into the month. You've told your employees that you're under big pressure to get the orde... ››› more
On Monday afternoon, your employee Matthew came to you with a leave form requesting to take leave on Tuesday to take his mother to the doctor.
You explained to him he can't take leave on Tuesday because he has work that he needs to finish by Tuesday afternoon for a client.
Matthew didn't say anything in response. He just grabbed the leave form, turned around and walked away.
Later that... ››› more
When it comes to a general definition, a Sick leave cycle equals a period of 36 months' employment with the same employer immediately following an employee's commencement of employment; or the completion of that employee's prior sick leave cycle.
Keep in mind that during every sick leave cycle, an employee is entitled to an amount of paid sick leave equal to the number of days an employee w... ››› more
It's a legal requirement to grant your employees' family responsibility leave. That's three days paid leave per annum (Basic Conditions of Employment Act).
But judging from the questions we get on the labourandhrclub site, many employers get taken for a ride by their staff when it comes to family responsibility leave (FRL).
For example, your employee applies for family responsibility leave a... ››› more
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