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  • What's the difference between a contract of employment and letter of appointment?
  • What's the difference between a contract of employment and an appointment letter? Do you know? Take a look below as I explore the differences and why you need to know them... Dear Reader   I recently had coffee with a friend of mine who owns her own business. We got chatting about appointment letters, and there was me rattling on and on about who in the company should or shouldn't have.   An... ››› more
  • [17 October 2016]
  • Avoid disputes over salary increases with this one clause in your contracts of employment
  • Salary increases are the cause of many workplace disputes. And things can get ugly very quickly. Your employees could embark on a go slow or go on strike for weeks to force you to give into their demands. Or worse, they could take you to the CCMA and accuse you of unfair labour practice. The good news is you can easily avoid this by putting the following clause in their employment contracts.... ››› more
  • [20 February 2015]
  • Three steps to avoid employment contract disagreements with your employees
  • Many employers face disagreements with their employees about terms and conditions of employment. And in most cases, these disagreements get ugly and turn into full blown legal disputes. 'What must I do so I don't get it wrong?' you ask. Get the basics right. Make sure you take the following three steps at the start of the employment relationship to avoid employment contract disagreeme... ››› more
  • [13 January 2015]
  • Can you ask Peter to work overtime during an emergency?
  • As an employer, you'll know very well that emergencies can arise at any time. Just this weekend, Eskom declared a power emergency. The power utility went into full crisis mode, instituting 'load-shedding' - a safety measure to prevent the grid from going into a total meltdown - after a coal supply silo at Majuba, its second-biggest power plant, cracked and collapsed onto a conveyor, iol repo... ››› more
  • [06 November 2014]
  • Live by these three rules when finalising your employee's contract of employment
  • Your recruitment process isn't complete if you haven't finalised your employee's contract of employment. You must pay attention to this crucial step because one wrong move could open the door to all sorts of labour disputes. So make sure you follow these three important rules when you finalise your employee's contract of employment. *************** The critical clauses you must inclu... ››› more
  • [30 May 2014]
  • You've hired the perfect candidate... Now what?
  • You've spent the last month recruiting and have followed your recruitment policy to the letter, asking legally correct interview questions, doing reference checks and finally found the perfect job candidate. The big question is: What do you do once you've told the candidate he's got the job? The truth is, unless you do this one thing next, you won't comply with the Basic Conditions of Empl... ››› more
  • [20 May 2014]
  • Three more things to include in an executive's contract of employment
  • Executives aren't like your ordinary employees. Their level of seniority demands that you include these three things in their contracts of employment. On Friday last week, we gave you four things to include in an executive's contract of employment. Now we have three more things we believe you must also include to ensure you have water tight contracts. ******************** Make sure... ››› more
  • [24 February 2014]
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