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  • Does the death of an 'in-law' qualify for family responsibility leave?
  • How often have you had this question: 'My brother-in-law passed away and I need to take family responsibility leave go to the funeral'. And what is your immediate reaction? Yes? No? If your answer is 'no', then you're 100% correct! Let's see why... Case Law: Public Servants Association on behalf of Jonase and Department of Justice & Constitutional Development (2011) 32 ILJ 1271 (BC... ››› more
  • [13 February 2017]
  • Effectively manage unpaid leave by including these7 clauses in your leave policy.
  • It's very important for you to regulate leave in your company. And unpaid leave is no exception. You can do this through incorporating a leave policy which includes specificities around unpaid leave. So then, in order to effectively manage unpaid leave, include these 7points in your leave policy: 1.      Unless there are acceptable reasons for unpaid leave, it won't usually be given. ... ››› more
  • [19 October 2015]
  • Know these five facts when it comes to family responsibility leave
  • According to Section 27(2) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), family responsibility leave is leave you have to give when: · An employee's child is born; · When your employee's child is sick; or when · An employee's life partner, spouse, parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adoptive child, sibling or grandchild passes on. On top of that, and... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • What do you do if you need to cancel an employee's leave?
  • It happens every year, you get your employees' end of the year forms in, approve them and then disaster strikes. You have a major emergency or your employee misses a crucial deadline and now you have to tell him he'll have to work. But can you legally do it? Cancelling your employees leave is never fun, but sometimes it is necessary. That's why we asked Labour Watch Newsletter's Taryn Strug... ››› more
  • [29 November 2013]

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