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Retirement

Retiring Your Employees – Making The “Mature” Decision

Retiring Your Employees – Making The “Mature” Decision

In South Africa, there is currently no legislated retirement age, although it is commonly accepted that one should retire between the ages of 60 to 65 years. However, an employee cannot be forced to retire unless one of two situations arises.

PERMANENT OR NOT, ALL EMPLOYEES ARE EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW

Permanent Or Not, All Employees Are Equal Before The Law

The appeal of fixed-term and fixed-purpose contracts is to fill a temporary gap in the workplace without having to hire a full-time employee. Because of the short-term nature of such contracts, many employers misuse them in the erroneous belief that the temporary employee does not have the same rights as full-time staff.

CHANGES TO EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT AGES

Changes To The Employee Retirement Age

The age at which an employee may retire is usually stipulated in their employment contract. Factors relating to the employee’s industry and the employer’s policies regulating retirement also play a role.