It is quite surprising just how many employers out there do not provide employment contracts. They seem to have some wild dream that “if it is not in writing, then it does not exist,” or another dream is that “if there is no written contract, then we can do what we like with our employees.” These are not dreams – these are nightmares – which are sure to land the employer in hot water at the CCMA. Every employer is required by law (Basic Conditions of Employment Act – section 29) to provide the employee with a written contract of employment not later than the first day of commencement of employment.
Failure to do so could land the employer in jail for a term of imprisonment (section 93 of the BCEA) or to liability for a hefty fine (schedule 2 – BCEA)
NewG Consulting can draft a professional employment contract for all staff employed by you.