Load shedding is having a devastating impact on businesses. Questions that typically arise are: Do employees have right to be paid if they are unable to work during power outages, and may employers change working hours to fit in with load shedding schedules? In this article we will revisit the relevant principles again, to make sure they are aligned with current acceptable employment practices.
In short, employees are normally entitled to payment during a power outage. However, employers can enter into various contractual arrangements with their employees to mitigate the situation.
Jan Truter for www.labourwise.co.za
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