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I can’t take this anymore; I’m out of here!!

Our previous article, "So, are you staying or going?", discussed the factors to consider when evaluating whether an employee resigns without confirming their intention in writing. The courts have held that the employee must prove a clear and unambiguous intention not to go on with the contract of employment by words or conduct that would [...]

2022-11-24T09:31:44+02:00November 24th, 2022|Resignation|Comments Off on I can’t take this anymore; I’m out of here!!

Reporting delayed is not necessarily justice denied (Sexual Harassment)

Sexual harassment is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. The unwanted nature of sexual harassment distinguishes it from behaviour that is welcome and mutual. In the matter of Solidarity obo B v South African Police Service and Others (P 03/19) [2022] ZALCPE 26, Captain B was employed by the South African Police Service (SAPS). During [...]

2022-11-03T11:18:33+02:00November 3rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Reporting delayed is not necessarily justice denied (Sexual Harassment)

What happens to the workload when positions become vacant?

Our courts have highlighted that job descriptions can change. An employee cannot believe that once a job description is issued, it is 'cast in stone'. The functions and responsibilities of an employee can be altered based on the company's operational needs. The direct and immediate effect of an employee terminating their employment is the overarching [...]

2022-10-17T09:21:41+02:00October 17th, 2022|General|Comments Off on What happens to the workload when positions become vacant?

Where do your interests truly lie?

The employer and the employee have a mutually beneficial relationship, one in which the employee undertakes to provide services, expertise and skills in the interest of their employer in return for remuneration. The question that often comes into mind is whether an employee must only represent their interest with one employer or if they are [...]

2022-10-12T15:31:28+02:00October 12th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Where do your interests truly lie?

I’m sorry he/she no longer works here, is there anything I can help you with?

The management of client expectations is a crucial part of any company, as ensuring the expectations of clients are met will ensure the company's future viability and profitability. These expectations and how they will be met are usually communicated at the business relationship's onset and form the basis thereof. Employees play a pivotal role in [...]

2022-10-10T14:14:08+02:00October 10th, 2022|General|Comments Off on I’m sorry he/she no longer works here, is there anything I can help you with?

Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Unfortunately, not all employees can work for their entire lifetime. People naturally grow old, and soon they might be unable to perform tasks they once did with ease. Employees usually look forward to a time when they can take a well-deserved break. Yes, you guessed it, today we are talking about retirement. In terms of [...]

2022-10-07T09:29:22+02:00October 7th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Probation: The Do’s and Don’ts

Employees are one of the most valuable assets in a company, especially having the right employees. Therefore, employers often need to "try out" the employees to see if they have the necessary skills and will be compatible with their new working environment. That is where probation comes in. The purpose of a probation period is [...]

2022-10-04T12:41:08+02:00October 4th, 2022|Contracts|Comments Off on Probation: The Do’s and Don’ts

The importance of the exit interview when the employment relationship comes to an end

An exit interview is held with an employee who is about to leave employment. The employee’s reasons for leaving and workplace experience are discussed during the exit interview. It can be a valuable tool for an employer. It should be viewed as an opportunity to discover potential problem areas and practices within the workplace, which [...]

2022-10-03T10:45:08+02:00October 3rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on The importance of the exit interview when the employment relationship comes to an end

The do’s and don’ts during the interview process

The interview process is an essential step in the employee selection process. If done effectively and with great care, it enables the employer to determine if an applicant's skills, experience, and personality meet the job's requirements. It also helps the employer to establish whether an applicant would fit in with the culture and environment of [...]

2022-08-08T09:18:05+02:00August 8th, 2022|General|1 Comment

What is a request for an advisory award on whether a person is an employee –  Section 200 A (3) of the LRA?

The question of who falls within the ambit of an “employee” for purposes of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) is dealt with in many disputes referred to the CCMA or Bargaining Councils under a broad scope. This generally causes confusion, and most parties raise it as a jurisdictional point before the actual dispute is entertained. [...]

2022-07-25T15:33:18+02:00July 25th, 2022|General|Comments Off on What is a request for an advisory award on whether a person is an employee –  Section 200 A (3) of the LRA?
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