Category: Business owners tips and advice

Business owners tips and advice

Tips to survive the CCMA

The CCMA was established as an independent, apolitical dispute resolution body in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Act 66 of 1995. It is

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Business owners tips and advice

The employment contract

Compliance with legislation can be intimidating, especially for business owners without a legal background. Labour law is not negotiable and compliance requires specialist knowledge. This

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Poor work performance

Poor work performance is an ever increasing challenge in the workplace. Poor work  performance refers to an employee failing to reach and maintain the employer’s

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Notice period: 4 weeks or calendar month?

Employers and employees have different interpretations when it comes to the notice period to terminate the employment relationship. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA)

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What do I owe my ex-employee?

The employment contract can come to an end when the employee resigns, reaches retirement age, is dismissed or is retrenched. Depending on the circumstances, the

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Bonus – terms and conditions

Labour law applies to all employers and employees and aims to regulate labour relations. As a result, this ensures that fairness and reasonableness prevails in

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Restraint of trade – enforceability?

Restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts cause many arguments in the legal fraternity and amongst employers and employees, as there are no hard and

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Clinic visits – paid sick leave?

A common misconception is that an employee is entitled to paid sick leave to attend a clinic visit to obtain medication.  An employee is only

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