You employees need to know what's allowed and what isn't when it comes to leave. If you don't make this clear, they'll simply plead ignorance and your business will suffer irreparable damage. The damage includes lost productivity and annual leave abuse. Don't let your company suffer. Make sure you have a legally sound annual leave policy that includes the following eight points...
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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!
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As you know, an employee who's been employed for longer than four months and works at least four days a week is entitled, during any leave cycle, to three days' paid family responsibility leave.
But, do you know what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) says about study leave, leave for sporting activities, unpaid leave and special leave? Read on to find out...
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When employees ask for leave, you must give it to them because it's your legal obligation, right?
You only have to give maternity leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave and annual leave. Read on to discover four types of leave you don't have to give to employees so you can effectively manage leave.
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An HR audit, like a financial one, is something you should do at least once a year.
While this isn't common practice, auditing your entire HR system regularly is the very best way to ensure all your processes, HR policies and procedures are in line with new labour laws.
Here's what we suggest you look at when your HR audit puts the spotlight on your company's leave policy. ******** Product... ››› more
This is the subject line on an email a friend of mine received from her boss. She wanted to know if her boss could stop her from smoking during working hours.
And in fact, her boss is perfectly entitled to do so.
But, if you've decided to allow employees to smoke during working hours, you need to make sure you've done the following... ********* Best Seller ********
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So Jim has just brought you a sick note that looks very strange to you. How do you tell if he really got this medical certificate from a medical practitioner?
Make sure the medical certificate states that the employee was incapacitated and for how long he'd be absent from work. It doesn't have to state the nature of his illness.
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Peter has been your star employee for years. He's reached his targets and been a great benefit to your company. So you promoted him. You gave him more responsibility, and even some other employees to manage.
He seemed like the perfect choice for the promotion. But now he's just not cutting it. He's not meeting his deadlines and his overall performance has taken a radical nose dive!
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As you know, effectively regulating leave in your company is vital towards the overall efficiency of a business.
And this can be done by having a leave policy which clearly lays out the rules and regulations around leave entitlements.
But before drafting a leave policy, you also need to ensure that it will, in itself, be as effective as possible. Otherwise you'll be losing out on time and ... ››› more
There's been a recent increase in the minimum wages for domestic workers. This came into effect on 1 December 2015 and will apply until 30 November 2016. This increase is part of an annual binding determination by the minister in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
But before you increase the wages, you must know which Sectoral Determination you fall under.
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