The question often arises in the context of termination of employment: How long is a calendar month? Does it mean that the employee must give notice on the first day of a month to end the contract on the last day of the month? Or can an employee give notice on 08 January with the effect of ending the employment contract on 08 February? This is an issue the Labour Court had to answer in a recent case, and the Court made it clear that the employee breached his employment contract by giving notice on 08 January and then stopping work 08 February. He should have worked until the end of February, said the Court.

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