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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]
  • Your seven step guide to implementing retrenchments legally
  • South Africa's economy is struggling to grow. Earlier this week, Statistics South Africa revealed that the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2014. We may have narrowly escaped recession, but the economy remains weak. Companies aren't coping and many are resorting to retrenchment to stay afloat. If you're one of these companies, it's importa... ››› more
  • [29 August 2014]
  • Two things MTN must get right in its retrenchment process
  • The tough economy is taking its toll on companies like MTN. The company is currently going through a huge retrenchment process that'll affect over 800 employees in managerial positions. According to Business Tech, in its section 189 letter, MTN says it's contemplating possible dismissals due to operational requirements, based on its structural changes at various management levels. This m... ››› more
  • [27 August 2014]
  • Retrenching? Use these three tips to deal with confidential and sensitive information
  • One of the requirements you must stick to when retrenching is to consult with your employees or their representatives. For consultation to be meaningful, you must provide the people you're consulting with sufficient information. When it comes to this process, most employers worry about confidential and sensitive information getting out in the open. Luckily, there's a way around this. U... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Employers are still getting retrenchments wrong! Here's how to avoid being one of them
  • Retrenchment is a process where you end your employment relationship with your staff for operational reasons. For example, your business isn't doing well and you can't afford to keep on more employees. While the retrenchment process has been around for many years, employers continue to get it wrong and end up paying a very heavy price with the CCMA. This is according to top labour expert, Ivan ... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • Do you know the twelve points you must consider before you start a retrenchment process?
  • Retrenchment is a process where you end your employment relationship with your staff for operational reasons and not because they've done something wrong or aren't performing properly. Now you can't just retrench because you feel like it. You need to have a good reason to retrench and you need to do it properly. If you don't, your employees will take you to the Labour Court. Keep reading ... ››› more
  • [01 August 2014]
  • Stop! You can't just retrench a fixed-term employee!
  • As an employer, you know you have the right to retrench employees. But you probably didn't know it's completely different when it comes to a fixed-term employee... You can't just retrench fixed term employees! But if you include a clause in the contract saying you can end the contract before it expires because of operational requirements, you can. Let's look at a case to see what could happen if y... ››› more
  • [21 January 2014]
  • Retrenching employees? Don't, unless you've considered these five factors
  • Up to 145 500 jobs and 60% of South Africa's platinum output could be at risk in coming years amid unrest and upheavals in the sector. That's a warning sounded by economists at the Japanese bank, Nomura. They believe rising mining costs as a result of wage increases, regulation, increased electricity prices and a need to drill deeper, as well as political risks, will force SA mines to cut their lo... ››› more
  • [19 June 2013]
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