- 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]
- Five key clauses to include in your employment contracts
- Employment contracts are the cornerstone to your relationship with all your employees.
They set out the terms and conditions of the employment, the duties of the employee etc.
When it comes to employment contracts, it's vital for you to realise the importance of what to include in your contracts.
Having said that, here are five key clauses that you should include in your employment contra... ››› more
- [21 October 2016]
- The one case you need to know about when it comes to electronic employment offers...
- Smartphones, tablets and laptops... We're in an age where most of our communication happens electronically. And when it comes to hiring employees - it's no different.
How many times have you emailed an offer of employment to someone? Did you know that your electronic communication is legally binding?
Let's have a look at a case where the courts ruled in the employee's favour when it came to ... ››› more
- [02 June 2016]
- Three elements all employment contracts should contain
- Employment contracts are vitally important for a number of reasons, namely:
· They state the terms and conditions that apply to the employee throughout her employment;
· they state what you will pay the employee;
· they provide information of what benefits and working conditions you'll provide;
· they lay out the employee's duties; and
· ... ››› more
- [10 May 2016]
- One subtle tip when drawing up an employment contract
- As you know, an employment contract is important as it governs the relationship between you and the employee.
But the employment contract is not the only document that'll regulates your relationship with the employee. And it's something you need to consider when drawing up an employment contract.
Keep reading to find out what other document regulates your relationship with your employees..... ››› more
- [10 May 2016]
- 2 Tactics to ensure your employees follow your health and safety rules
- You hear it being said over and over again, that you have to look out for the health and safety of your employees. And that failure to do so will lead to hefty penalties and fines.
Now, while this may be true, it's not to say that you are the only one who has an obligation. Your employees do too. In other words, you can put safety measures in place for them, but it's also their responsibility ... ››› more
- [15 April 2016]
- Do you want to change the terms of your employment contracts? Stop! You canʼt force employees to sign it!
- Have you changed some of your terms and conditions of employment? And now you want to dismiss employees for not accepting them? Stop! If you fire your employee, this will be automatically unfair and you'll find yourself in hot water at the CCMA!
Don't dismiss employees for this, or any one of these 7 reasons because it's automatically unfair (Section 187 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995).... ››› more
- [21 January 2016]
- 4 Instances when an employment contract automatically ends... And 3 when it doesn't
- An employment relationship isn't only over when your employee resigns or you dismiss him. There are the different ways a contract can terminate. Just make sure you follow the rules of each type of termination.
There's termination in 'common law' or 'by operation of law'. Now, I know it sounds like a lot of legalese, but you need to know the differences because there are different legal implicat... ››› more
- [14 January 2016]
- Protect your business from labour law cases by including these 7 points in your employment contracts
- Employment contracts are extremely important, as they lay out the terms and conditions of the relationship between you and the employee.
So you need to be careful about what you include so you can protect yourself from unwanted labour law cases.
But there are seven vital points you must include in your employment contracts. Let's have a look... Point#1: Probation period
The point of a pro... ››› more
- [10 December 2015]
- Your employment contracts MUST meet these 3 legal tax obligations
- It's you legal obligation to give all employees written employment contracts. And in those contracts, you must very specific legal tax obligations.
Failure to do so can lead to a nasty audit by SARS.
So prevent SARS from tearing your employment contract apart by including these 3 items in them: Item#1: The cash amount due to the employee
This includes the salary AND allowances. You must... ››› more
- [24 November 2015]