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What Are The Statutory Notice Periods?

Answer: 

If an employee has worked 24 hours or more for an employer and no contractual terms are applicable, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997, as amended) requires minimum notice periods before employment can be terminated in writing.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act gives us the notice period terms. See below:

  • One week, if the employee has been employed for 6 months or less;

  • 2 weeks, if the employee has been employed for more than 6 months by not more than one year;

  • 4 weeks, if the employee has been employed for more than 6 months

  • A collective agreement may shorten the 4 weeks notice period to not less than 2 weeks

  • Notice must be given unless it is give by an illiterate employee

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