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Employment Equity Compliance: Reports You Need To File With The Department Of Labour

Employment Equity Compliance: Reports You Need To File With The Department Of Labour

Achieving workplace diversity and equality is fundamental to fostering a fair and inclusive work environment. In South Africa, the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 is crucial in promoting equal opportunities and fair treatment for all employees, irrespective of their background. Part of compliance with this legislation involves the submission of specific reports to the Department of Labour.

Combatting illegal hunting with dogs

Combatting Illegal Hunting with Dogs

South Africa faces a persistent challenge in the form of illegal hunting with dogs. In the legal battle against this issue, several statutes come into play, each contributing to a comprehensive framework to eradicate illegal hunting…

RETRENCHMENT AND SEVERANCE PAY

Retrenchment and Severance Pay

Severance pay is given to an employee where they are “dismissed for reasons based on the employer’s operational requirements.” However, there are instances where an “operational requirements” retrenchee is not entitled to severance pay.

Misconduct in the workplace

Misconduct in the workplace

Workplace disciplinary codes and policies usually set out the types of behaviour which will be considered unacceptable and further regulate the conduct of employees as a whole. 

How To Present Evidence At A Disciplinary Hearing – Types Of Evidence

Disciplinary hearings exist to either discipline or ultimately dismiss an employee. In either instance, the course of action must be justified, which is found when the chairperson analyses the evidence presented at a disciplinary enquiry. Evidence proves the points raised by a party and gives validity to their arguments.

ALCOHOLISM AND THE WORKPLACE

Alcoholism and the Workplace

Dealing with an employee who battles with alcoholism is frustrating and can destroy the employment relationship.
Alcoholism, per se, does not constitute misconduct. It is being under the influence of alcohol and the consequences thereof that amount to misconduct.