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  • Can your employee take annual leave in his notice period?
  • 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
  • [03 January 2017]
  • 7 Key changes to labour broker relationships you MUST know
  • 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
  • [23 November 2015]
  • Case law: Can employees work excessive overtime during 'peak' periods?
  • 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
  • [29 September 2015]
  • You can't delay an employee's leave to get a project finished - here's why
  • 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
  • [17 July 2015]
  • Uncover the myth behind Compassionate Leave before you pay another cent to employees!
  • 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
  • [30 June 2015]
  • What to do if you need your staff to work overtime to finish a large order
  • 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
  • [30 June 2015]
  • What to do when an employee takes leave after you decline his request
  • 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
  • [30 June 2015]
  • Your employee's cousin just died. Should you grant him family responsibility leave?
  • 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
  • [23 March 2015]
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