All employees who work for more than 24 hours a month for an employer are entitled to the notice of termination provided for in their contracts or, if no notice period is provided, to at least one week’s notice if the employee has been employed for six months or less; two weeks’ notice if the employee has been employed for more than six months but not more than a year; and four weeks notice thereafter. Farm and domestic workers are entitled to four weeks’ notice after six months’ employment. Notice must given in writing, and may not run concurrently with any period of annual, maternity, or family responsibility leave. Employees given notice of termination of employment in accordance with the provisions of the BCEA are not precluded from disputing the lawfulness or fairness of the termination under LRA. Employees are obliged to work through a notice period, unless the employer exempts them from this obligation in which case they must be paid in lieu of notice. Notice of termination must be in writing.

For further information on any labour related matters, you can contact
Bernard Reisner:

W.Tel no.: 021 423 3959
Fax: 021 423 2105
Cell: 082 433 8714
E-mail: bernard@capelabour.co.za
Website: www.capelabour.co.za