Introduction to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act deals with all minimum conditions of employment which employers must comply with. This informative e-course outlines the various categories, and amounts, of leave employees qualify for (such as annual, sick, and parental leave), together with key insights into notice periods, overtime, letters of appointment, deductions from employee pay, meal intervals, Sunday work, work on public holidays, and much, much more.
In essence, the BCEA lists the minimum conditions of employment which employers must comply with in South Africa. Without knowing the contents of the BCEA, it is not possible for an employer to ensure compliance with the statutory minimum conditions of employment applicable in the South African workplace.
This e-course answers critically important questions such as
‘how many hours in a day (or a week) may employees be required to work?’;
‘how much must employees be paid if they work overtime, on a Sunday, or on a public holiday?’;
‘how long must notice periods be?’;
‘may an employer impose a fine on an employee who damages company property?’;
‘is there such a thing as paternity leave?’;
‘is overtime work compulsory?’;
‘can an independent sub-contractor be declared to be an employee?’;
‘is a night shift allowance compulsory?’.
At the end of each module, students have the opportunity to test their understanding and comprehension of the e-course material in a carefully constructed module assessment exercise.