probation

Justification of a Fixed-Term contract as opposed to Probation

The purpose of this article is to highlight the rationale and justification for entering into a fixed-term contract whilst comparing the stark differences between a fixed-term contract as opposed to a probationary clause in an employment contract. These two concepts are often misinterpreted or misunderstood by employers, and it is vital that the legal context [...]

2021-11-22T11:45:26+02:00November 22nd, 2021|Contracts|1 Comment

Probation – The correct way to “try out” a new employee

A common misconception still exists among employers regarding the use of probation clauses in a contract of employment relating to dismissals and termination of contracts.   Probation is a specific period an employee is employed before confirming permanent employment, the purpose of which is to establish whether the employee meets specific criteria and is suitable [...]

2020-10-07T22:00:47+02:00October 7th, 2020|Contracts|Comments Off on Probation – The correct way to “try out” a new employee

Probation clauses could lead to the CCMA

The CCMA (Commissions for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) is an independent juristic forum that helps to resolve labour disputes between the employee and employer. In South Africa, probation is regulated by Schedule 8 of the LRA (Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995).   What is probation period? In terms of clause 8 of Schedule 8 [...]

2018-05-18T15:10:51+02:00May 18th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Probation clauses could lead to the CCMA

Probation

A common misconception exists among employers regarding the use of a probation clauses in a contract of employment relating to dismissals and termination of contracts. Probation is a specific period of time an employee is employed before becoming permanent, the purpose of which is to establish whether the employee meets specific criteria and is suitable [...]

2017-10-11T11:28:09+02:00February 23rd, 2016|General|Comments Off on Probation
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