Protecting your business and its integrity is vital, and one way of ensuring this is to comply with all labour laws. These labour laws emphasise that worker rights apply to both South African and foreign national employees, and failing to meet these regulations can result in serious legal action.
The basics of this require all to receive the prescribed minimum wage and other conditions of employment, which we highlight below. Moreover, compliance results in a more sustainable and profitable business environment, free of conflict and misunderstanding.
Discover how you can protect your business by ensuring the conditions of employment align with labour laws by having the following points in place.
An employment contract is an essential document highlighting the future relationship between employer and employee. It explains all rules and regulations, acting as a safeguard in case one side breaches any agreed-upon and signed-off points. The employer must be thorough when creating employment contracts, ensuring that it complies with all industry-specific labour legislation.
A disciplinary code is a guideline for what appropriate action is for various offences made by an employee. The code ensures that employees are aware of the rules in the work environment and the consequences of breaking these rules, allowing both parties to be on the same page.
Policies highlight the rules of a specific topic and exist so that the business runs smoothly daily. A procedure is how an employer will handle a situation when the situation occurs. Procedures inform employees and employers of the steps to follow when the scenario happens.
In South Africa, business owners must follow several labour laws to remain compliant. These include: