New Parental Leave Provisions

In terms of recent changes to Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), from 1 January 2020, the BCEA makes provision for parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parent leave (surrogacy arrangements). Parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave will be unpaid but employees can submit claims to the Unemployment Insurance Fund to qualify for payment of… Continue Reading

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Why Attend Our Next Labour Law Seminar?

Labour law in South Africa can be a complicated matter for business owners and administrators, with many employers facing issues with employment law that seem nearly impossible to circumvent. As an important issue not just for businesses but South African society as a whole, employers can stand to maintain better relations with both their employees… Continue Reading

Long v South African Breweries

Constitutional Court confirms it is not necessary to hold a pre-suspension hearing. In Long v South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] ZACC 7 the Constitutional Court confirmed that there is no requirement to afford the employee an opportunity to make representations prior to the implementation of his/her precautionary suspension by an employer. The… Continue Reading

What is a Polygraph Test?

Provided by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) WHAT IS POLYGRAPH TEST It is a test used to verify a person’s truthfulness and is often called a ‘Lie Detector Test.’ IS THERE ANY LAW CONTROLLING USE OF POLYGRAPH IN SOUTH AFRICA? Polygraph testing is a fairly new concept in South Africa, especially in… Continue Reading

Drinking and working policy

Can or should you allow a forklift driver to drive a forklift at work if you know that he has been drinking at work, but a test reveals that his blood alcohol level is within legal parameters? Of course not! All employers must have a written Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy in place, which provides… Continue Reading

E-mail usage policy within a company

Every employee has a responsibility to maintain your company’s image and to use emails in a productive manner and to avoid placing your company at risk. To do so, you really should have an email usage policy in place, so that your employees understand that all messages distributed via your email system, even personal emails,… Continue Reading

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