Hi all. If a company is going through difficult financial times, and want to cut employees salaries, benefits etc. If the employees do not agree, then retrenchment will follow. What happens if the employee does not agree to the cut in remuneration? What form of consultation should take place?Kind regards. SeanSee More
There isn't a specified time between the letter inviting consultation and the first consultation meeting. However, I would have thought that at least 48 hours because the employees might want to seek advice with a lawyer, or…"
Consultation must commence as soon as a company contemplates retrenchment or forseeable - according to the Labour Court. In other word if you are considering options rather than retenchment there is no need to consult but once you…"
HiI need some advice please. Is there a specific time period between a letter for consultation for retrenchment and the actual consultation meeting with the possible retrenchees? What is the notice period for employees that we want to retrench?RegardsSeanSee More
I feel that employees should tell us when they have personal problems so that we are aware of it to provide support and understanding if their work performance drops. I am not saying that employers must solve the problems, because sometimes…"
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Sorry I didn't pick this up earlier. If it's a fixed term contract, I would suggest that you would only be reminding the employee that the contract will terminate, and so you're not actually giving notice. Unless of course…"
"There is nothing in the regulations to prevent you from doing so. The terms of the fixed term contract I assume are quite specific and therefore shouldbe enforced. Failure to do so may be construed as setting a false sense of security and creating…"
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