1. Employees who work from 18h00 to 21h00 are entitled to a night work allowance.


  1. The Sectoral Determination 14: Hospitality Sector does not prescribe what this allowance must be. It is an allowance for the fact that night work is being rendered and is not based on the hours worked or the hourly rate paid to each employee.


  1. The allowance ought to be set out in the employment contract and ought to be agreed upon between the parties. However, the employer can also unilaterally stipulate what the allowance will be, across the board for all night shift employees.


  1. It is preferable to consult with employees before making this decision. However, it is the employer’s decision how he arrives at this allowance, based on the employer’s viability of his business.


For further information you can contact Bernard Reisner:
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Email: bernard@capelabour.co.za