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Payment of Employees for Public Holidays

Section 18 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act provides as follows: “(2) If a public holiday falls on a day on which an employee would ordinarily work, an employer must pay – (a) an employee who does not work on the public holiday, at least the wage that the employee would ordinarily have received […]

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Labour Inspectors in the Workplace

Chapter 10 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act outlines the authorities of a Labour Inspector.  In short summary of this chapter, the labour inspector has the authority to advise employees and employers of their rights; conduct inspections of employer’s records that it is obliged to keep in terms of the BCEA; investigate any complaints […]

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