Legal Obligations and Best Practices During a Retrenchment Exercise

Due to weak economic performance stemming from events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, employers may have to consider retrenching or making employees redundant. A retrenchment exercise is a difficult endeavour even in good times. To assist, we highlight the legal obligations employers have during such an exercise.   Firstly, Observe Best Practices where Possible In […]

Best Practices when Terminating an Employee’s Contract in Good Times and During Covid-19

Even during good economic times, there are best practices employers should adhere to when terminating an employee’s contract.   Notice Periods A typical employment contract would stipulate the length of notice an employer or employee is required to serve before terminating the contract of service. However, in the absence of a mutually agreed timeframe between […]