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Class Action

Insubordination in the Workplace: What you need to know

Introduction It is a well-established principle, that employees must obey the lawful and reasonable instructions of their respective employers. Refusal to follow such instructions may constitute insubordination. While in some cases insubordination may constitute misconduct, the scope and role of insubordination can sometimes be unclear. What is insubordination As a starting point, a distinction must […]

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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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work permit

Being in possession of a valid work permit- is it an operational requirement?

Introduction                                                                                                               […]

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