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Job seekers not obliged to provide payslip to potential recruiters

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‘If they’re serious about finding the correct skill then they will come back to you,’ says Tshabalala.


05 Aug 2020
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Job seekers not obliged to provide payslip to potential recruiters

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While it might be unpleasant to discuss how much one gets paid, a company cannot contractually oblige employees to keep their salaries confidential – neither are job seekers obliged to provide a copy of their payslip to their potential recruiters. Despite payslips often issued with “confidential” printed on the front, according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), an employer cannot take disciplinary action against a person who discloses their remuneration to their colleagues. “It is not law. It is mostly policy and practice but there is nothing in the law that says you cannot disclose your salary. If...

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