Employers need to look at productivity in terms of working hours that include public holidays and all categories of leave – annual, sick, family responsibility and maternity. What are the employer’s rights and responsibility in terms of remuneration and operational requirements?
Leave is a vital issue where employers need to be informed of legal requirements and responsibilities involved in managing labour risk proactively as well as curbing unnecessary costs.
An employee is entitled to 21 consecutive days’ (excluding public holidays) annual leave on full pay in an annual leave cycle (12 months). This can be calculated at 1 day of annual leave for every 17 days worked. It is important that an employer grant an employee the annual leave accumulated in this leave cycle by no later than six months after the end of this leave cycle. Leave must be approved and approval is on the employer’s discretion depending on the operational requirements of the business. Read more