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  • 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]
  • Three golden rules to help you write 100% legally compliant HR policies and procedures
  • Having all your HR policies and procedures in place is one of the best things you can do for your business. The reason? They'll help you deal with disciplinary and performance issues as well as employee grievances. This means you'll always act in a fair manner. And avoid the risk of disputes and landing up at the CCMA for unfair labour practices. But you can only reap these benefits if yo... ››› more
  • [02 November 2016]
  • Do you still have to pay your sales rep's car allowance when she goes on maternity leave?
  • From a business perspective, there's never an ideal time for your employee to tell you she's pregnant and needs to go on maternity leave. Of course, you're happy for her. But she's a valuable, productive member of your team and now you have to do without her for four months. And then there's all the admin that comes with her announcement. Helping her with her UIF claim, finding a replaceme... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
  • Ground-breaking labour law ruling: Court grants gay dad full maternity leave benefits
  • It's all over the news: A gay father in Durban has been granted FULL maternity leave (four month's paid leave) to take care of his baby who was born through a surrogate mother. Read on to discover why the court ruled in favour of the father and what this means for your company.   The reason the court granted full maternity leave is simple   According to reports, the father ... ››› more
  • [31 March 2015]
  • Antenatal appointments and pregnant employees: What are your legal obligations?
  • Pregnancy... Oh, it's a magical thing. But when it's your employee who's pregnant, it comes with LOTS of time off. After all, a pregnant employee has to go for approximately eight to ten antenatal appointments with her doctor or midwife during the first 32 weeks of her pregnancy. Thereafter, she'll go fortnightly, even weekly, until her child is born. But do you have to pay for all this... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Six legal requirements you need to know about managing pregnant employees
  • You can't unfairly discriminate against an employee because of her pregnancy. It doesn't matter if it's direct or indirect discrimination (Section 6, EEA). This is just one requirement you need to know about when it comes to managing pregnant employees. There are five other dos and don'ts you need to know about managing pregnant employees so you can protect yourself against an unfair labour pr... ››› more
  • [23 March 2015]
  • Can you actually dismiss an employee during maternity leave? Here's what labour law states
  • Maternity leave is tricky. Especially when it comes to firing an employee. That's why today we're showing you exactly what labour law says about maternity leave and what your rights are if you want to get rid of an employee who's on it. But first, here's what the BCEA says about maternity leave According to Section 2 of BCEA if your female employee gives birth she is entitled to at least four... ››› more
  • [16 March 2015]
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