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  • Retrenching? Do these five things to reduce potential problems
  • You must deal with the retrenchment process properly. The reasons? The nature of this dismissal makes things tough for you from the start. There's bound to be some resistance when you dismiss employees for operational reasons and not because they've done something wrong. Your employees and their representatives will scrutinise your every move and WILL challenge you if they believe you're... ››› more
  • [09 January 2017]
  • Retrenching? Use these six methods to help your employees cope with retrenchments
  • In today's tough economic climate, there's an increasing risk you'll have to go through the painful process of retrenching your staff. Here's how you help them and yourself, through this tough emotional storm without risk to your business. Retrenchment is a dismissal for operational reasons and is classified as a no-fault dismissal, explains the Labour Law for Managers Handbook. This me... ››› more
  • [30 November 2016]
  • Retrenchment letters could land you in trouble at the CCMA if you don't get it right!
  • Retrenchment letters are a hot topic at the CCMA right now! The CCMA says cases involving retrenchment increased in the first four months of this year and were considerably ahead of the number referred to the CCMA in the previous period. If your company's planning to retrench, it's crucial that you ensure your employee's notice of retrenchment letter contains all the required details. One wrong mo... ››› more
  • [26 October 2016]
  • Are you thinking about retrenchments? Then FIRST consider these 10 points
  • As reported on Independent Online, the South African mining company, Sibanye, warned recently that its profits may be hit hard. This is as a result of lost production, due to the labour disruptions caused by wage negotiations earlier this year. The mining group already reported that operating profit, for the quarter ending September, fell to R1.59 billion from R1.78 billion as compared to a... ››› more
  • [02 November 2015]
  • 10 Alternatives to avoid retrenchments
  • The Labour Relations Amendment Act has introduced stricter terms when it comes to retrenchments. One of these include looking at other ways to avoid retrenchments. If you don't, employees who face retrenchment or their representatives can take you to the CCMA and say you didn't try and find other alternatives to stop the retrenchments. But we are here to help you stay one step ahead. C... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • Can you retrench an employee while she's on maternity leave?
  • You own a clothing company that has been facing financial difficulties for months. As a result, you have to retrench a number of employees. But you have a slight problem... One of the employees you need to retrench is on maternity leave. Her name is Mary. Can you retrench Mary while she's on maternity leave? The answer is: Yes! You can. Let me elaborate... You can to retrench an employee ... ››› more
  • [30 July 2015]
  • Are you thinking of retrenching to reduce salary costs? You don't have to...
  • Do you need to reduce employee costs? Are you thinking of retrenchments, but still need to keep certain employees? There's another option! Why not reduce your employee's working hours instead by implementing short-time. Here's everything you need to know about short-time. Do you need to reduce employee costs? Are you thinking of retrenchments, but still need to keep certain employees? There's a... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • AngloGold Ashanti and NUM to hold retrenchment talks. Here's what they must consult about
  • AngloGold Ashanti is feeling the effects of a tough economy. The gold miner has announced that it plans to cut jobs. According to a City Press report, a union source close to negotiations with the company said 1, 200 positions were affected in South Africa. What's positive is AngloGold is going about the process the right way. It will hold retrenchment talks with the National Union of Min... ››› more
  • [13 November 2014]
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