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06 FEBRUARY 2017
Dismissal for ill health
A distinction must be drawn between temporary and permanent incapacity as a result of ill health.
30 MARCH 2016
Are volunteers protected?
The assumption is often made that people who do volunteer work are not employees. They are appointed informally and their services are terminated without giving thought to consequences. But are volunteers protected by labour legislation?
31 JANUARY 2016
Do employers need lawyers to draft disciplinary notices?
Drafting a proper disciplinary notice can be frustrating. Many employers would simply pass the responsibility to external advisors. But is that necessary?
04 JULY 2015
Employer rights: Pregnancy and maternity leave
Does a job applicant need to disclose her pregnancy status to an employer? May an employer take disciplinary action against an employee who, at the time of appointment, failed to disclose her pregnancy?
06 JUNE 2015
Insolence and insubordination – what is the difference?
The workplace is not a democracy. One of the implied terms of the contract of employment is that of subordination – the employee has to submit to the authority of the employer provided this is exercised lawfully and reasonably.
01 MAY 2015
The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE codes
How will an organisation’s upcoming skills development submission impact on its future BBBEE ratings and what steps can be taken to maximise their scores in this element?
07 OCTOBER 2014
The relevance of lapsed disciplinary warnings
Can lapsed warnings be taken into account when an employee faces disciplinary action?
16 JULY 2014
Effect of sick leave on overtime pay
How does an employee’s absence due to illness affect overtime pay?
13 JUNE 2014
Zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs in the workplace
Dealing with alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace is not easy.
11 MARCH 2014
Forfeiture of annual leave
Can annual leave be forfeited?
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