PARENTAL, ADOPTION AND COMMISSIONING PARENTAL LEAVE
Section 3 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act amends the BCEA and allows new types of leave available to employees who have been employed for at least 13 weeks. The new types of leave are parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave.
An employee who is a parent of a child is entitled to 10 consecutive days of parental leave.
An employee who is an adoptive parent of a child below the age of 2 is entitled to either 10 consecutive weeks of adoption leave OR 10 consecutive days of parental leave.
Often when a client calls wanting advice on an internal compliance matter and I ask what the Company Policy is, the standard answer is “I am running a business; I don’t have time for all of those policies” or “We are so small there are not enough of us to have all of this paperwork in place”. The truth is that a lack of process and policies can mean a considerable amount of time spent on labour issues than most employers would like. Here are the top five things every employer should know when it comes to having an effective compliance structure in their business.
After the Construction Council unveiled the Construction Sector Code draft to the public on the 28th October 2016, up to 35 comments were received during the 60 day period. Most of these comments related to the calculation formulas, technical queries on the weighing points, corrections and minor additions on the text as well as few contesting the new scope of application of the sector.As a result of the recommendations and suggestions that were received from the public, the construction sector scope of application will be amended.