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24-Hour Notices

24-Hour Notices

What recourse does employers have against employees who give 24 hours notice?

Affairs at work

Affairs at work

Having affairs at work could cost more than just a relationship.

Retirement Age

Retirement Age

There is no general retirement age in South Africa and therefore employers and employees are free to agree on a retirement age which works for them.

Probation Periods

Probation Periods

Many employers are under the misconception that an employee on probation can be dismissed without following due process.

Is discrimination unfair?

Is discrimination unfair?

Section 6 of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) prohibits unfair discrimination against an employee on arbitrary grounds, including race, sex, disability, age and others.

Payment of Bonuses

Payment of Bonuses

It is necessary to understand that there is no statutory requirement in labour law to pay bonuses of any sort.

Reinstatement

Reinstatement

Reinstatement is a remedy used in labour law for unfair dismissal and unfair labour practices.

Desertion of Employees from the Workplace

Desertion of Employees from the Workplace

Desertion means that an employee has left the place of work and it is apparent that he/she does not appear to have any intention of returning to the workplace.

Dismissal of ill or injured employees

Dismissal of ill or injured employees

We are at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the middle of the cold and flu season. Employers must distinguish the cases of genuine illness from just sick of working.

Short Time Work

Short Time Work

Short time work as an alternative to retrenchment.

Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy

Double jeopardy occurs when an employee is disciplined twice for the same offence.

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