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The Basic Conditions of Employment Act is applicable to most employees and employers. As such it is of particular importance for employers and those in supervisory or management positions to know what the obligations of the employer is and the rights that the employees have. To assist in this regard AstroTech is offering a training course on “The Basic Conditions of Employment Act”.

The course will include the following topics:


  • The definition of an employee
  • Employee versus independent contractor
  • BCEA threshold earnings
  • Requirements for an employment contract
  • Regulation of working time:
    – Working hours
    – Meal intervals
    – Overtime
    – Rest periods
    – Sunday work, night work, and public holidays
    – Compressed work week and averaging of hours
  •  Leave:
    – Annual Leave
    – Sick Leave
    – Maternity Leave
    – Family responsibility Leave
    – Proof of incapacity – sick notes
    – Absenteeism and abuse of sick leave
  • Remuneration and Deduction of pay
  • Probation
  • Incapacity
  • Resignations
  • Termination of services, Notice & Notice Pay

And much more!


  • HR Personnel
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Union personnel
  • Anyone involved in BCEA matters


  • Understand the key provisions of the Act
  • Know how to practically apply the Act in the Workplace


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