Labour Tips

Registration

  • Are you registered with the Compensation Commissioner?
  • Are you registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund?

Employment contracts

  • Does every employee have a signed employment contract? Do these employment contracts comply with all applicable legislation?
  • Do you use legislation to your optimum benefit in drafting your employment contracts?
  • Do you address the following clearly in your employment contracts:
    • Disciplinary code and procedures
    • Policies (smoking, harassment, cell phone, internet, etc.) and procedures
    • Leave (sick, annual, family responsibility, study, maternity)
    • Over time, time off, short time, working time
    • Retirement age
    • Accommodation
    • List of duties
  • Is documentation regarding the following in place:
  • Salary slips that comply with Labour Legislation
  • Leave – forms and procedure
  • Disciplinary code – is the code relevant and up to date?
  • Do you have a copy of the following legislation available in the workplace:
    • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
    • Employment Equity Act
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Personnel files

Do you follow the correct procedure in terms of the following:

  • Disciplinary hearing
  • Appeal procedure
  • Grievance procedure
  • Appointing procedure
  • Dismissal procedure
  • Injury on duty procedure

Other

  • Do yo pay at least the applicable minimum wage?
  • Do you comply with the Employment Equity Act?
  • Do you comply with the Skills Development Act?
  • Is there a trade union in your working environment and do you know what your rights are as an employer?
  • Do you comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act?

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