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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]
  • Does your annual leave policy contain this ONE glaring gap?
  • Most annual leave policies are largely made up of legal annual leave entitlements. But their structure of can change from business to business. Because of this, most annual leave policies neglect to include ONE very important part. Read on to make sure your annual leave policy doesn't have a big hole in it. *********************************** All your annual leave questions answered!   ... ››› more
  • [05 January 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… *** 'My husband's sister's boyfriend's mother's uncle just passed away and I need to go to the funeral'   What do you do when Jenny... ››› more
  • [12 November 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]
  • 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]
  • Five quick facts about family responsibility leave
  • Roxanne's son is sick for the third time this month. You're sure Joe's only grandmother passed away last year... So why is he going to her funeral again? When it comes to family responsibility leave (FRL), it's important you know exactly what you're legally obliged to give your employees. Read on to find out... Five things you must know about FRL #1: The employee must've been working ... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • Take a look at this example to establish a fair Family Responsibility Leave Policy
  • Today, we're giving you a perfect example of how to fix a Family Responsibility Leave Policy in your company. Here's a sample template of XYZ Co's Family responsibility leave policy As a first step, you need to fix a perspective on this and mention that XYZ Co recognises that its employees have individual and family responsibilities – especially under extenuating circumstance, such as the ... ››› more
  • [26 March 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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