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What is Parental Leave in South Africa?

As of 1 January 2020 the new parental leave has replaced the three days paid family responsibility leave when a child is born or adopted.

Parental leave – 10 consecutive days
An employee who is a parent of a child will be entitled to 10 consecutive days’ parental leave. These are calendar days, not working days. 

Adoption leave – 10 consecutive weeks
A single adoptive parent is entitled to 10 consecutive weeks’ adoption leave.

When can someone take family responsibility leave?

The Department of Labour offers basic guides to key topics within labour legislation. Read on for our summary of Family Responsibility Leave.

What is Family Responsibility Leave?

Workers may take up to 3 days of paid leave a year to attend to certain family responsibilities.

Who does it apply to:

Can I hire a virtual assistant on RecruitMyMom?

Remote and virtual working is fast-growing in today's technology-driven economy.  Employers are recognising the enormous cost-saving and productivity benefits they can gain by hiring virtual assistants. 

Hire skilled, English speaking virtual assistants and freelancers from South Africa at favourable exchange rates and a business-friendly time-zone (GMT +2). Get the work done while you sleep.

We have English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese speaking virtual assistants together with other languages on our database.

What happens if I employ a contractor permanently?

CONTRACT TO PERMANENT PLACEMENT FEE

When a fixed term or consultant employee, as introduced by RMM, is appointed permanently by The Client, a permanent placement fee of ten (10) percent of the First years remuneration including bonuses, allowances and commissions becomes applicable as well as the Warranty. 

What warranty is in place if the candidate leaves?

WARRANTY PERMANENT PLACEMENTS

What are the Fees for Employers using this site?

 Advertise your job on RecruitMyMom for free.

You only pay for a successful placement only. 

See our full terms and conditions, warranty and placement fees here >> 

 

What does the labour law say about fixed 3 month contracts?

Section 198B(1) defines a fixed term contract as a contract of employment that terminates on:

·         the occurrence of a specific event;

·         the completion of a specified task or project;

·         a fixed date other than an employee’s normal or agreed retirement age.

·         The nature of the work is of a limited or definite duration. (Examples of this is where the person is employed to complete a specific task, for example, a building which may take longer than three months to complete (section 198B(3)(a)).

 

Can I be an Independent Contractor for RecruitMyMom?

Yes we use several independent contractors for our clients.

 We contract your services on behalf of our clients; you are remunerated directly from RecruitMyMom on submission of your completed and authorized time sheets. As a RecruitMyMom independent contractor your agreed rate is adjusted upwards to include our service fees to the client. 

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