R2,070.00

In this training, we take a look at the main issues that can cause disruptive absenteeism in the workplace while delving into what exactly constitutes fair/unfair absenteeism and the use of leave in the workplace, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Description

In this training, we take a look at the main issues that can cause disruptive absenteeism in the workplace while delving into what exactly constitutes fair/unfair absenteeism and the use of leave in the workplace, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will delve into the following topics:

  • How to manage sick leave use/abuse and absenteeism while giving consideration to partial lockdowns and quarantining;
  • UIF Illness benefits, Sick Pay Fund and quarantine;
  • Steps to take to reduce absenteeism, poor time-keeping and sick leave abuse;
  • Unauthorised absence and how to address it; and
  • Annual, maternity, paternity and family responsibility leave,

Duration

Half day

Time

09:00 – 13:30

Facilitator

Michael Lavender

Michael Lavender joined SEIFSA in 1991 as an Industrial Relations Advisor, after two and a half years in the mining industry in the position of an Industrial Relations Advisor. He has held various positions within the Industrial Relations Division, including Senior Industrial Relations Advisor, Industrial Relations Services Training Manager, and was appointed to the position of Industrial Relations Manager in 2013.

Providing key Industrial relations consultancy and training services, Michael holds:

  • a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, formerly the University of Natal,
  • a Personnel Management Trainee Programme from Rand Mines,
  • a Certificate Programme in Industrial Relations (CPIR) from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (Wits Business School), and
  • An Expert Negotiator Certificate issued by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

In addition, Michael is the Lift and Escalator Employer spokesperson for the Lift negotiations.

He is also a representative at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council.

He has gained extensive knowledge and experience and daily duties include but are not limited to, advising and training companies on the Main Agreement and labour law, chairing hearings in the areas of disciplinary, incapacity, grievance. Representing various companies in retrenchment consultations and other industrial relations matters such as disputes and industrial action, as well as at the CCMA and the MEIBC Bargaining Council at conciliation and arbitration.

Enquiries

Tel: 011 298 9400

Email: sales@seifsa.co.za

Additional information
Location

Online Webinar

Date

29 July 2022

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