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Fair Reason for Dismissal for Misconduct

Fair Reason for Dismissal for Misconduct

Employers are entitled to satisfactory conduct and work performance from their employees. Generally, it is not appropriate to dismiss an employee for a first offense.

Minimum Wages

Minimum Wages

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase with effect from 01 March 2024.

Annual Bonus Payment

Annual Bonus Payment

It is that time of the year when many employers pay bonuses to their employees or employees expect to be paid bonuses.

Disciplinary Warnings

Disciplinary Warnings

Disciplinary action must be procedurally and substantively fair, not only in terms of a disciplinary hearing, but also when disciplinary warnings are issued.

Dismissal after Retirement Age

Dismissal after Retirement Age

It is fairly common to allow employees to work beyond their retirement age. But what if an employee wants to hang on to the job indefinitely?

Careless Slips Can Cost Arbitration Hearings

Careless Slips Can Cost Arbitration Hearings

Employees, and employers for that matter, cannot afford to leave adverse evidence unanswered. It occurs often that parties do not challenge evidence that is led against them.

Misuse of Probation

Misuse of Probation

Generally, there is a misunderstanding of the purpose and legal meaning of “probation” which causes employers and employees serious problems.

A Question of Leave Entitlement

A Question of Leave Entitlement

Does annual leave accrue during maternity leave and is annual shutdown or close of a business considered to be annual leave?

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