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  • Think you still have plenty of time to get your EE house in order? Think again!
  • At this time of the year, many companies probably think that they still have plenty of time to get their EE house in order, so to speak. Unfortunately, the Department of Labour inspectors work year-round and they are already well into their stride with Employment Equity audits. I have noticed a marked increase in the number of Director-General audits this year compared to the same timeframe la... ››› more
  • [28 February 2017]
  • The DoL took 1400 companies to court for not complying with employment equity law...
  • Last year, the DoL took 1 400 of South Africa's medium and large companies to Labour Court for not complying with the Employment Equity (EE) Act. The first issue of non-compliance was that these companies didn't submit their EE reports. And as we all know, this is one of the legal requirements you need to meet as a designated employer. So the DoL decided to make an example of them and set a pre... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • Use this checklist to help ensure you're fully compliant with the Employment Equity Act
  • Do you have 50 or more employees in your company? Or is your company's annual turnover higher than Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act? If so, then you're labelled a 'designated employer'. And with that label comes a lot of legal responsibilities, the most important of which is to comply fully with the Employment Equity Act. If you don't comply with it completely, then you'll face heavy ... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • 'Equal pay for work of equal value'. What exactly does it mean?
  • 'Equal pay for work of equal value'. What exactly does it mean?
    'Equal pay for work of equal value'. What exactly does it mean? With Employment Equity, there's a phrase 'equal work for pay of equal value'. Now this may seem straightforward, but the truth is that many can't help but ask, 'What exactly constitutes work of equal value?' After all, how can you determine equal value if you don't even know what to look out for? Let's a look... Wha... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • Employment Equity Act change: What does 'EE steps and measures' mean?
  • Employment Equity Act change: What does 'EE steps and measures' mean?
    The Employment Equity Act amendments are still causing quite a lot of concern for employers. The provisions mean you'll now have to increase your efforts to not only get more diversity into your organisation, but also actively eliminate unfair discrimination in all areas of work. On top of this, you also have to thrash out exactly how you plan to do it. Then add that level of detail to your ... ››› more
  • [27 January 2017]
  • Employment Equity: Use this checklist to fill out your EEA2 Form correctly
  • Employment Equity: Use this checklist to fill out your EEA2 Form correctly
    According to the Employment Equity Act, you have to submit several forms to the Department of Labour by the 1st of October every year. And one of the most important forms here has to be the EEA2 form. This is because some of your most important information as a designated employer is found here. And if you get any of it wrong, you could face heavy penalties! So to ensure that you fill out your ... ››› more
  • [03 August 2016]
  • CHECKLIST: Three Employment Equity forms all designated employers must submit
  • CHECKLIST: Three Employment Equity forms all designated employers must submit
    As a designated employer, you have to adhere to the Employment Equity Regulations, and one of the requirements is that you have to complete and submit all relevant forms. But what forms exactly must you submit? In this article, I'll show you the three most important Employment Equity forms you need to submit. So keep reading to see what they are...   CHECKLIST: Three Employment Equi... ››› more
  • [02 August 2016]
  • Eight things you must include when preparing your EE Plan
  • Eight things you must include when preparing your EE Plan
    As a designated employer, one of your duties is to prepare an Employment Equity (EE) Plan. Here are eight things to include in it. 1. The total duration of your plan: Your EE plan must be no shorter than one year and no longer than five years. 2. The goals for each year of your plan: You need to set out what EE measures you are planning for each year. Furthermore, your goals must con... ››› more
  • [15 July 2016]
  • Your six main Employment Equity duties as a designated employer
  • Your six main Employment Equity duties as a designated employer
    As designated employer, you have various Employment Equity (EE) duties. And failure to carry them out will lead to fines of as much as R2.7 million! This is evidence enough to show why you must implement employment equity properly in the workplace. So to help you ensure that you are carrying out your EE obligations correctly, here are the 6 main EE duties you are required to carry out, as a ... ››› more
  • [13 July 2016]
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