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    Notice Period.

    I have been working for a company for 2months now.they have not given me a letter of employment.do i have to give a notice period? if he doesnt pay my salry that is due what can i do

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    I'm sure you would have no problems just giving 24 hours notice. Collecting the pay that might be due to you could be a different matter though.
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    In the absence of a contract the BCEA is relevant. In terms there of your notice period is 1 week.
    1 week - for first 6 months
    2 weeks - 6 to 12 months
    1 month - 12 months and more
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterne.law@gmail.com View Post
    In the absence of a contract the BCEA is relevant. In terms there of your notice period is 1 week.

    1 month - 12 months and more
    Are we talking a calendar month or simply 30 days ?
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    I have a similar question.
    I am working for a company from March 2011.
    When I joined, i was handed a six month contract which ended at the end of August.
    In the last week of September I was handed another 3 month contract.

    I want to leave the organisation.
    Do i need to serve a notice period and if so what time frame?

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    Errrr... You accepted another contract last week and now decide you want to leave?
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    What happens if an employee is required to give notice, for example 1 week.

    But the employee does not give notice, calls on the day and informs you that they will not be coming back to work and would like to pick up their wages.

    Do you have any recourse as the business owner?
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    Unfortunately it seems you can't withhold payment of the wages due. A claim for not working the notice period is treated as a separate matter and is supposed to be pursued as a civil matter

    Generally it isn't worth pursuing and I suggest try to ensure the door doesn't hit the employee on the back of the head on the way out.

    The toughest part is you really want a written resignation to cover yourself. So if the employee does want their wages due, try to get the written resignation before you pay out.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    A recourse for such an employee is simply not to give them a good work reference. When their new employer calls you, you tell them in what manner the employee left your employ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanash Naick View Post
    A recourse for such an employee is simply not to give them a good work reference. When their new employer calls you, you tell them in what manner the employee left your employ..
    You are supposed to tell the truth when asked anyway.
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