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Basic Guide to Working on Sundays

Basic Guide to Working on Sundays

The Basic Conditions of Employment prescribes the wages for working on a Sunday. Workers who do not usually work on a Sunday, must get double the normal hourly wage. Workers who usually work on a Sunday must get 1.5 times the normal hourly wage. Workers who usually work on a Sunday, but work less than their ordinary shift, must get their normal daily wage.

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Basic Guide to Working Hours

Basic Guide to Working Hours

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act regulates working hours and rest periods for workers. The maximum normal working hours allowed are 45 hours weekly (excluding overtime). This usually amounts to 9 hours per day (excluding lunch break) if the employee works a 5-day week, and 8 hours per day (excluding lunch break) if the employee works more than 5 days per week.

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Basic Guide to Termination

Basic Guide to Termination

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act stipulates the procedures for termination of an employment contract. Termination of employment is an employee’s departure from a job and the end of an employee’s duration with an employer. Termination may be voluntary on the employee’s part, or it may be at the hands of the employer, often in the form of dismissal or a layoff.

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Basic Guide to Sick Leave

Basic Guide to Sick Leave

Rules for sick leave as prescribed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. During the first six months of employment, an employee (this also applies to an employee employed on a fixed term basis for a period of 6 months or less) is entitled to 1 day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days worked. If the employee needs extra sick leave, it will be in the form of unpaid leave.

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Basic Guide to Public Holidays

Basic Guide to Public Holidays

The Basic Conditions of Employment stipulates the conditions for working on Public Holidays for workers. Working on a public holiday is by agreement only. Workers must be paid extra for working on a public holiday.

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Basic Guide to Overtime

Basic Guide to Overtime

The Basic Conditions of Employment regulates overtime working hours and pay for such hours. Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours. The amount of overtime a worker may work is limited. Workers must get 1.5 times their normal hourly pay or paid time off in exchange for overtime.

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Basic Guide to Maternity Leave

Basic Guide to Maternity Leave

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act gives pregnant workers the right to take maternity leave. Maternity leave should commence one month before the expected date of birth of the child, and the employee is obliged to give the employer one month’s notice of the commencement of maternity leave.

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Basic Guide to Family Responsibility Leave

Basic Guide to Family Responsibility Leave

Under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, workers may take paid leave to attend to certain family situations. Family responsibility leave applies when the employee’s child is born, when the employee’s child is sick, or in the event of the death of the employee’s spouse or life partner, or the employee’s parent, adoptive parent, parents-in-law, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild or sibling.

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Basic Guide to Employment Contracts

Basic Guide to Employment Contracts

Every employee is entitled to an employment contract, no matter what industry you work in. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act requires that employers give workers certain details of their employment in writing.

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Basic Guide to Deductions

Basic Guide to Deductions

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act allows for deductions from a worker’s pay only under certain conditions. Payroll deductions are amounts withheld from an employee’s payroll check, and these amounts are withheld by their employer. Among these deductions are insurance pension contributions, wage assignments, child support payments, taxes, and union and uniform dues.

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Basic Guide to Child Labour

Basic Guide to Child Labour

‘Child Labour’ is work performed by a child that is likely to interfere with his or her right to education, or to be harmful to their health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. All work done by children under the age of 15 and dangerous work done by children under the age of 18 is illegal. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act does not allow for the employment of children under the age of 15.

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Basic Guide to Annual Leave

Basic Guide to Annual Leave

Here are the rules for annual leave as prescribed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Annual leave is paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes.

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