- Can you retrench a fixed-term employee?
- So, you've employed an employee on a two-year contract. Unfortunately, you've lost a big client and now you have to retrench him, amongst other staff.
But can you? What does the law say about retrenching fixed-term employees?
Let's take a look...
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- [31 May 2017]
- 13 Ways to protect your employees' information and stay on the right side of POPI
- Just as you have a right to protect your company's privacy, so your employees have a right to privacy too. And since the President signed the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) last month, you now have a legal duty to protect your employees' information!
Here are the top 13 ways you can keep your employee's information safe and sound...
The 13 best ways to protect your employee'... ››› more
- [31 March 2017]
- How much does absenteeism cost YOUR company?
- The truth is, the real cost of absenteeism can be extremely high, yet many companies still ignore it! In fact some companies don't even know how much absenteeism costs them.
For instance, did you know the cost of absenteeism to your company isn't only limited to your employee's salary for the day he's absent? The costs can actually go up to 3 times that amount taking into consideration the prod... ››› more
- [10 March 2017]
- Easter, Hanukkah and Ramadan... What you need to know about religious leave so you don't end up in Court!
- Easter's almost here! And If you're a Christian, it's a very big deal. If you're Muslim, Easter isn't something you celebrate, nor is Christmas, but Christian Public Holidays are given to everyone - no matter what their religious belief.
So with this in mind, the question crops up... Do you have to give an employee leave when it comes to his religious beliefs and practices?
Let's have a lo... ››› more
- [09 March 2017]
- Eight ways to make sure your staff wear their PPE
- Why is personal protective equipment (PPE) so important?
Because it protects workers from injury! In the real world though, safety professionals are still struggling to get this message across - and make it stick.
Unfortunately, expressions like 'Wear your PPE because it says so in the safety rule book' just don't hold up as convincing arguments.
So what does work? Let's look at eight way... ››› more
- [03 March 2017]
- Missing deadlines - insubordination or not? And two common employee behaviours you need to worry about
- Insubordination is when your employee doesn't obey a direct and specific order from you - his manager.
This form of behaviour has no place in your workplace, it's destructive and it undermines your authority.
So how do you deal with it? Well, the best way to handle insubordination is to address it in its very early stages. To do that, you need to be able to identify what types of behaviour... ››› more
- [20 February 2017]
- 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
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- [13 February 2017]
- Employee privacy: What are your rights as the employer?
- Where do your employees' rights to privacy end and your right to protect your business begin? What if you need to protect your company from employee theft? Or have to protect it from slander through employee emails? These are just two of the circumstances that could force you to invade your employees' privacy. But before you do, make sure you know what your company's obligations are when it comes ... ››› more
- [10 February 2017]
- Case Law: Is alcohol abuse misconduct or incapacity?
- One issue which many employers struggle with, is that if an employee commits an alcohol-related offence in the workplace, how do you label it to begin with?
In other words, should it be seen as a form of incapacity or of misconduct? After all, simply
determining this can alter the entire way you handle the incident.
In the following case, some light will be shed on the issue. Take a look..... ››› more
- [06 February 2017]
- Do you know how to tax your company cars in these five unusual scenarios?
- Before you decide to hand your exec the keys to a company car, you need to know how to treat the use of this car on your payroll.
If you don't know when and how to tax the use of the car, you could end up underdeducting PAYE.
And a 10% penalty from SARS is inevitable.
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The company car. An employ... ››› more
- [27 January 2017]