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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 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Nine essential facts you should know about family responsibility leave
  • Information is key. If you want to be a successful employer, you need to stay updated when it comes to things employment equity, employment contracts and any legal aspects regarding leave. That's why today, we're sharing nine facts you should know about family responsibility leave: The most important things you need to know about family responsibility leave 1. First of all, you need to kno... ››› more
  • [17 March 2015]
  • Three crucial points every employer needs to know about family responsibility leave
  • You know how to correctly deal with sick leave, maternity leave and annual leave. But what about family responsibility leave? Do you know how to deal with it? You need to know exactly what you're legally obliged to give your employees when it comes to family responsibility leave (FRL). If you don't, you will be guilty of unfair labour practice! Don't take that risk. Here are three crucial... ››› more
  • [07 November 2014]
  • Nine points you need to know about Family Responsibility Leave
  • In the Labour Bulletin on 29th October I explained how you couldn't give Family Responsibility Leave (FRL) when an employee's nanny is off sick. But do you know when you're legally obliged to give employees family responsibility leave? You need to know these nine facts about FRL... +++ Do you know the answers to these seven frequently asked maternity leave questions? When are you obl... ››› more
  • [05 November 2013]
  • No, you can't have family responsibility leave because your nanny is off sick!
  • I'm sure you've had at least one of these situations before... John's taken another day of family responsibility leave (FRL). You know both his grandfathers passed away last year so how can he be going to his funeral again? Michelle asks for FRL because her nanny's off sick and there's no one to look after her child. Let's look at the rules about family responsibility leave and when you have to sa... ››› more
  • [29 October 2013]
  • Seven facts you MUST know about FRL, so you can always get it right
  • John's child is sick for the third time this month. You're sure Sally's only grandfather passed away two months ago, why is she going to his funeral again? These are just some of the situations you'll face when it comes to family responsibility leave (FRL). Don't get taken for a ride or, worse, break the law! Make sure you know these seven facts about FRL to get it right. 'You need to know exac... ››› more
  • [12 July 2013]



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