- 5 things your employee has to prove to win a case of constructive dismissal against you
- We all like to think the working environment we create for our employees is a positive one. But in the high-stress environment that seems an inevitable part of the modern working world, some employees may find themselves in circumstances that they simply can't tolerate. And they'll resign to escape. When they do, you're at risk of claims of a constructive dismissal... If your employee's claims are... ››› more
- [04 January 2017]
- "I quit with immediate effect" What are your rights with an employee who doesn't give notice?
- Have you ever had an employee resign with 24 hours' notice and then just walk out on you?
He doesn't bother giving you the legally required notice period... And he hasn't even done a proper handover.
Let's look at what the Basic Conditions of Employment Act says about this...
Let's look at what the BCEA says about this…
When it comes to notice periods, it says you ca... ››› more
- [28 November 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]
- Two things you should know about constructive dismissal when it comes to employee resignations
- Resignation is, by definition, the termination of employment by an employee. In other words, it demonstrates her intentions to leave your company and, in so doing, end your relationship with her and vice versa.
It's different to a mutual separation agreement, in which both of you agree to end employment.
In order for a resignation to be in effect, it must:
· Be in words or in cond... ››› more
- [26 October 2015]
- Has your employee resigned? Here's what you need to know about notice periods
- So, your employee has, for whatever reason, CLEARLY stated her intention to resign and, in so doing, end the employment relationship between you.
Now, unless she takes it back and you agree, there's no turning back.
From this point on, the issue of the notice period comes into the frame of things.
Having said that, here are four items to keep in mind when it comes to notice periods: Item#... ››› more
- [15 October 2015]
- Do you know these seven rules around employee resignations?
- So, one of your employees has 'resigned'. What now?
Resignation is the termination of employment by the employee. In other words, it demonstrates her intentions to leave your company.
Now, when it comes to resignation, there are seven important rules for you to understand when it comes to resignation.
They are: Rule#1:
The notice of resignation must be unequivocal. In other words, the... ››› more
- [30 September 2015]
- Five things you MUST do when your employee resigns
- Resignation is the termination of employment by the employee herself. It is unilateral in nature. In other words, it does not require your agreement whatsoever. Apart from an intention to resign, an employee must also give notice. Requirements for notice periods differ according to the time that the employee has been working for you. This can range from one to four weeks. The employee's contract w... ››› more
- [20 August 2015]
- "I quit!" The dos and don'ts of employee resignations
- It's that time of month.... Employees resign and move on to what they hope are greener pastures. And that's great for them... But you need to take action to make sure their departures are as smooth as possible. This way you can avoid any disruptions to your operations and other employees.
Let's have a quick look at what you must, and mustn't, do when it comes to resignations...
10 Point... ››› more
- [03 August 2015]
- Why you can't just assume your employee has resigned if he doesn't come to work for a couple of days without contacting you
- Your employee Robert has always been a hard-working, reliable guy.
But today is his fifth day absent - and you haven't heard from him at all. He just hasn't pitched for work for five days now (and counting).
As much as this may seem like resignation to you (because you can't think of any good reason why he'd be absent for so long and not contact you), you can't just assume that it is. Here's... ››› more
- [29 June 2015]
- Succession planning: Why you need one before your entire company crumbles
- Last night, DA leader Helen Zille announced she's stepping down from the party.
As the head of her party, this comes as blow to the DA's plans.
Luckily, in an organisation this size, the DA's sure to have thought about what they'd do if one of their leaders resigned.
What about you?
Have you considered the far-reaching implications of having one of your key staff members resign?
H... ››› more
- [13 April 2015]