Termination

If you need to terminate an employee, you'll want to do it with dignity and professionalism. Get advice and download employment termination forms.

Dismissal for dishonesty, think twice!

The Labour Relations Act, schedule 8: section 2(2), recognises three grounds on which a termination of employment might be legitimate.

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Dismissal for refusing to sign a contract

Employers are often at a loss when an employee refuses to sign a contract of employment. Can the employee be disciplined or dismissed? What other measures are a
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Exit Interview Questionnaire

To avoid complications with fired employees, use an employee termination checklist and an exit interview form attached here.
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Fair and unfair dismissal

If you have the unpleasant task of firing an employee, you need to know what is considered fair and unfair according to Labour Law.
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Forfeiting Severance Pay

SilverCoins.jpgEmployees are entitled to severance pay when they are retrenched due to their employers’ operational or economic reasons.

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Labour.co.za

Labour.co.za is a partnership of independent, highly qualified and experienced South African Labour professionals offering South African solutions to the South African Private and Public Sectors. In particular, Labour.co.za provides solutions in the following areas: labour law support and advice, human resource management, training and seminars on labour relations, employment contracts, retrenchments, Department of Labour issues, and trade unions negotiations.

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Recovering debt from an employee

Sometimes people resign from a business and due to a number of different circumstances, they still owe money to their previous employer. It would be ideal to make a clean break with departing employees. Alas, it is not always so, especially when the trust relationship has been completely destroyed. Here are a few guidelines to help you with the recovery of employee debt.

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Sample Non-Compete Agreement

When an employee leaves your business, protect yourself by having an ex-employee sign a non-compete agreement. Find a sample non-compete agreement here.
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