- Is your business experiencing a mass exodus? Here's what you need to know about notice periods and leave to avoid a CCMA case
- An employee is entitled to annual leave, family leave, sick leave and maternity leave for women. But what happens to all that leave if they resign or if you dismiss them? Mistakes here could land you at the CCMA for violating the BCEA. Follow these rules to make sure you know exactly what to do when it comes to notice periods and leave.
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- [20 January 2017]
- Can your employee take annual leave in his notice period?
- Employers have a lot of questions regarding annual leave. One of these questions is whether or not employees are allowed to take annual leave during their notice period. Read on to find out what the law says... When it comes to annual leave, it's important that you stick to what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) says you must do.
So what does the BCEA say about an employee taking le... ››› more
- [03 January 2017]
- How to make the probation period work for you
- So your new employee isn't the right person for the job. What do you do now? It's simple, use his probation period to assess his performance ability and suitability for the job. Here's how you can make probation work for you and what to do if your employee's not up to standard.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that a probation period is a length of time you use to check i... ››› more
- [06 December 2016]
- Is an Injury on Duty (IOD) paid or unpaid leave?
- Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at some point, so do you know the answer to this question?
One of our Health and Safety Club members asked an interesting question about injuries on duty (IOD). His question was 'Do we still pay an employee for time off for an injury on duty'? We all deal with injuries in the workplace at s... ››› more
- [24 November 2016]
- If you've put your new hire on probation, familiarise yourself with these four points so you don't break the law
- If you've put your new hire on probation, that's great.
A probation period is wonderful because it gives you an opportunity to evaluate your employee's performance before you confirm his appointment.
Now there are four points you must familiarise yourself with when it comes to probation periods.
Read on to find out what they are so you won't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
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- [20 October 2016]
- My employee fell down the stairs after knee surgery...Is this an injury on duty?
- Over the past few weeks, I've received numerous questions to our Health and Safety Helpdesk about injuries on duty (IOD). More specifically, when an injury becomes a reportable injury on duty.
So for today, let me share one of the questions with you and what our Health and Safety Helpdesk expert had to say in response.
Keep reading...You never know, you might be faced with the same situatio... ››› more
- [11 October 2016]
- Jack breaks his arm on the job - it's going to cost you, but not if you do this one thing
- I'm sure it's happened at least once in your factory...
Jack, breaks his arm while working on one of your machines...
Or he broke it falling off the silo...
Or if you're in an office, Jack tripped on a cable in your office, fell and broke his wrist.
Jack's now taking time off to go to the doctor, the orthopedic surgeon, needs weekly check-ups and the time he's taking off is just amounting... ››› more
- [28 September 2016]
- Your employee wants to resign: Here are the three options you can choose for his notice period
- An employee of yours has clearly stated his intention to resign and part ways with your company. From that moment on, the notice period will come into play.
Now, when it comes to a notice period, there are three options you can choose from, depending on the context of the employment relationship, as well as the desires of both you and the employee.
So keep reading to find out what those opti... ››› more
- [13 May 2016]
- Yes! You CAN discipline an employee during his notice period. Heres what to do
- So... You've issued charges against an employee for misconduct, but he leaves before (or even during) the disciplinary hearing without giving notice of his resignation.
What can you do?
Because your employee hasn't complied with the BCEA by giving notice, it's up to you to decide if you want to accept the termination on his terms. Some employers would leave it at that, only too happy to be... ››› more
- [25 February 2016]
- Are you thinking of dismissing a probationer? Then FIRST read this to avoid an unfair dismissal
- In many circumstances, you may require a newly-hired employee to undergo a probation period in order to evaluate her abilities before confirming her employment.
The length of the probation period may vary, with between 3-6 months being common practice, and with 1 month being used based on the employee's qualifications and experience.
Anything longer than 6 months will require a lot of explai... ››› more
- [22 February 2016]