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What are an employee’s duties and obligations in an employment contract?

In terms of the contract of employment, the employee has specific and implied duties:

  • “Specific contractual understandings” must be in writing and could be about issues such as time-keeping, productivity, safety, health and security requirements.

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What is the state of industrial relations in South Africa?

 

When discussing Cosatu’s recent actions, contextualise the discussion against the backdrop of the current state of industrial relations in South Africa.

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Claiming for skills development clarified

Government enacted the Skills Development Levies (SDL) Act 1999 to provide a framework to implement strategies that will develop and improve the South African workforce’s skills.

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Can you discipline an employee for their comments on social media?

The recent dismissal of a staff member at a daily newspaper in Johannesburg for making inappropriate comments on Twitter about the publication poses new dilemmas for South African employers: Can they forbid their employees from disclosing their company’s identity on Facebook, Twitter or other social media profiles? Moreover, is it within the employer’s rights to discipline an employee who refuses to comply?

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You must have rules for your employees

You may, after you have implemented the necessary statutory procedures properly, dismiss employees and give one of the following as the reason:  

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