The Law on Bonus Payments

The Law on Bonus Payments

As the year comes to an end, many companies are starting to offer bonuses to reward employees for achieving specific goals, or for overall good performance. However, bonuses are normally described as “discretionary”, which is understood to mean that the...
Joinder of Parties in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Joinder of Parties in Unfair Dismissal Claims

Anything can happen during litigation. An unfair dismissal claim can take years to resolve, and during this period, some employers could end up being insolvent, wound up, acquired by another entity, or dormant. In such situations, employees are left with a dilemma as...
Suspension of Employees

Suspension of Employees

An employee is suspended when they are temporarily excused from their duties and are not required to attend work during the suspension period.  Suspensions are commonly regarded as falling within the parameters of permissible actions that employers can take against...
Refusing a Performance Improvement Plan

Refusing a Performance Improvement Plan

Employers who are facing difficulties with poor performing employees may opt to place them on a performance improvement plan (or “PIP”).  The PIP is an exercise, taking place over a number of weeks or months, and is usually meant to achieve the following objectives:...