February 9, 2021

Everything you need to know about leave

Study Leave

Very simply, in labour legislation there is no such thing as study leave – it does not exist. Therefore, if the employee has such a

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Everything you need to know about leave

Unpaid leave

There is no provision in the BCEA which entitles an employee to take unpaid leave. Unpaid leave is referred to in the Act only in

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Everything you need to know about leave

Family Responsibility leave

Family responsibility leave is presently an allowance of 3 days on full pay per year, and if the employee does not utilise the family responsibility

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Everything you need to know about leave

Maternity leave entitlement

Maternity leave is for months unpaid leave. The maternity leave should commence one month before the expected date of birth of the child, and that

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Everything you need to know about leave

Injury on duty and sick leave

If an employee is unable to work because of an accident or occupational disease, as defined in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act,

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Everything you need to know about leave

Medical certificates

An employee who is off sick for more than 2 consecutive days (in other words, 3 days or more) is required to produce a medical

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Everything you need to know about leave

Sick leave entitlement

The sick leave entitlement is the number of days that an employee would normally work during a six-week period, in every three-year cycle, calculated from

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Everything you need to know about leave

Annual leave and shutdown

Many employers have a shutdown period over December. If this is the case, the employer is entitled to stipulate that annual leave must be taken

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