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Unfair Retrenchment Practice: Severance Pay

11 September 2015

Someone asked a question on a LinkedIn forum recently. Her organisation was ‘downsizing’ and about 20 employees were being retrenched. Some of those being retrenched were offered contracts of service as independent contractors. They specifically asked the employer whether they would remain on the payroll. They were told that they would not as they would…

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How sick is your sick leave?

23 June 2014

Most managers have a love-hate relationship with sick leave. We want to be understanding and compassionate – after all, as employees will tell you, they don’t ask to be sick. On the other hand, sickness seldom strikes at a convenient time, and there is never any notice. The manager gets a phone call in the…

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