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Does an employment contract have to be in writing?

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), section 29, requires certain particulars to be given to the employee in writing on commencement of employment. It does not have to be in the form of a contract, but it is a fairly comprehensive list including details of the employer; the employee’s occupation (or a description of…

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How should employers prepare for implementation of the point demerit system for road traffic offences?

The point demerit system for road traffic offences is due to be implemented nationwide on 1 April 2016. How should employers prepare? The policy manual and employee contracts should be updated to take account of the new system. The onus for ensuring one’s licence is valid and not suspended or cancelled must very clearly rest…

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Can I dismiss an employee whose driver’s licence has been suspended or cancelled?

The short answer is yes. However, dismissal is not automatic and threats to that effect should not appear in an employment contract or policy manual. As with any dismissal fair procedures must be followed and dismissal must be for a fair reason. There are two possibilities regarding traffic offences. The first applies to traffic violations…

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