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Probation

Probation

Introduction When an Employer considers hiring a new Employee, the Employer will always be concerned if the said Employee will be the right fit for the business. To help gain peace of mind, a period of Probation can be utilised to legally ‘test the waters.’ Probation can be best described as a trial period during […]

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equality

Important Aspects Concerning Written Warnings

Introduction    It is every Employer’s wish to maintain order within the workplace and to give all Employees a chance to correct their actions when disciplinary issues arise. However, inevitably so, there may come a time when an Employer has to undergo the unpleasant experience of having to issue a written warning to an Employee.  This […]

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Notice period- Employee

Failure by an Employee to give proper notice upon resignation

Introduction Employment Contracts should set out the notice period which an Employee must give if he/she wants to terminate employment. This is due to the fact that a failure to give proper notice of the termination of employment can have dire consequences for an Employer. This undesirable practice usually happens when an Employee wants to […]

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condonation

Condonation Applications at the CCMA-What Employers should know

Introduction The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (hereafter referred to as “CCMA”) was established so that Employees will have a forum whereby they can refer their disputes to. The CCMA would then attempt by conciliating, mediating and arbitrating to resolve the dispute between the Employees and their Employers. The CCMA Rules determine the time […]

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions in the Workplace- How to start the New Year correctly

Introduction January is when everyone draws up a list of New Year’s Resolutions that they personally want to achieve during the year. It can be based on lessons learnt from the previous year or what they want to achieve this year.Why should it only be confined to personal matters? Why can’t Employers and Employees decide […]

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