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Retrenchments, short-time and Lay-offs – Keeping it simple – the Do’s and Don’ts

By 17th Apr 2019Oct 14th, 2019No Comments

Difficult times call for difficult measures. This half-day workshop will simplify the processes for implementing short-time, lay-offs and retrenchments / operational requirement terminations, as per Annexure A of the Main Agreement and Section 189 of the LRA. The workshop will identify the common errors that employers make and give delegates the key tools to implement all three processes correctly, simply and efficiently, which will substantially limit successful challenges.

SEIFSA also offers the training on an in-house basis which is a more cost effective option where you have several delegates or more.

The workshop will cover

Short-time
  • Applying short-time effectively, fairly and expeditiously.
  • The notification: contents, time period, consultation requirement.
  • How short can short-time be, how long can you implement short-time for?
  • Do you have to have an agreement before you implement short-time?
  • Can you have overtime and short-time running con-currently?
  • What happens if work suddenly picks up, or decreases further?
  • If workers arrive at work and due to circumstances beyond your control cannot work, what can you do?
  • What happens if public holidays or sick leave is claimed during a period of short-time?
Lay-offs
  • an alternative to retrenchments,
  • The notification: contents, time period, consultation requirement
  • How short can lay-off be, how long can you implement a lay-off for?
  • Do you have to have an agreement before you implement a lay-off?
  • What happens if work suddenly picks up, or decreases further?
  • Can some employees be layed off and others still work?
Retrenchment
  • Small scale or large scale retrenchments, what’s the difference?
  • The notification and the consultation process – the do’s and don’ts.
  • The selection criteria – who is selected for retrenchment – keeping it fair and objective.
  • The bumping principle.
  • Alternatives to forced retrenchments.
  • Severance pay – what must be paid out.
Can you use Labour Brokers and Limited Duration Contracts during short-time, lay-offs and retrenchments.
The Training Lay-off scheme

The retrenchment assistance programme

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