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  • 1 October deadline is approaching. Are your EE forms ready?
  • 1 October is around the corner. If you're a designated employer, you know you must report on your Employment Equity (EE) efforts by this date every year. Or 14 January if you submit it electronically. But, do you know which forms you need to submit to the Department of Labour? Are your forms ready? You might take this lightly but one of our readers contacted us in a frantic. She wasn't ... ››› more
  • [28 September 2015]
  • Are you willing to risk 10% of your turnover because you didn't follow these five steps?
  • We've covered the Employment Equity Act (EEA) Regulations about equal work for equal pay quite extensively in the Labour Bulletin... And what they mean. Today, I want to give you five steps you can follow to make sure you're following these regulations. And avoid paying up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover! But first… A quick recap on equal work for equal pay and what it means It... ››› more
  • [07 September 2015]
  • Discrimination: What are the different kinds?
  • Discrimination in the workplace is generally considered a 'no-no' by law. So it is important that you understand what is, along with all of its different kinds. Failing to realise this can lead to fines up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover PER incident. So take note of the different kinds of discrimination and know exactly what they are: Unfair vs fair discrimination:  Fair ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • 10 Areas you MUST address to comply with EE to avoid hefty penalties
  • There are certain areas that designated employers simply have to address in order to comply with the Employment Equity Act. No discretion is allowed in these areas. If you don't, the Department of Labour can fine you up to R2.7 million or as much as 10% of your turnover. This punishment could severely hamper your business. So take note of these 10 key areas you must comply with... 1. You mu... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Stay clear of these five causes of indirect discrimination around selection criteria
  • When you want to appointment someone for an available post, you will undoubtedly have high selection criteria. This is understandable. After all, you want to ensure that the best person for the job is selected. But be careful because 'indirect discrimination' is waiting just around the corner for your selection criteria to come out. So be aware of these five common causes of indirect discriminatio... ››› more
  • [17 August 2015]
  • A policies and procedures checklist to make sure you're in line with the EEA
  • As an employer who operates in South Africa you have to comply with the requirements of Section 2 of the Employment Equity Act. And our labour and hr experts have discovered one of the main reasons employers fail to comply, is their company policies and practices are incorrect. You have to review your company policies and practices to make sure you're compliant with the Employment Equity Ac... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]
  • How to effectively manage diversity in the workplace
  • Diversity is what our democracy is founded on. It is something that, if managed correctly, can become a powerful force in helping your company move forward. Here are 6 steps to managing diversity, as laid out in the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management. 1. Become a 'diversity leader':   Such a leader has the support and trust of all his/her employees – regardless of their d... ››› more
  • [06 August 2015]
  • 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, as laid out in Labour Law for Managers. 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 yo... ››› more
  • [06 August 2015]
  • Five ways to make the Department of Labour your best friend
  • You must be tired of hearing about the Department of Labour's (DoL's) penalties for getting your Employment Equity (EE) submissions wrong. I read thousands of pages everyday before writing to you... You'lll never guess what I discovered... The truth is, the DoL isn't out to get you. It's not the 'monster' everyone thinks it is... It's job is simply to ensure you follow the rules and regulat... ››› more
  • [03 August 2015]
  • Use these three steps to implement Employment Equity in your workplace...
  • As an employer, you have a legal obligation to comply with the Employment Equity Act (EEA). And I know you're aware of the steep fines that come with non-compliance. But today I don't want to dwell too much on the fines. Instead, I'll give you three steps you can take to help you comply with the EEA and avoid paying up to R2.7 million or 10% of your revenue. Keep reading below... ***... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • You can't delay an employee's leave to get a project finished - here's why
  • At the beginning of the year, the previous CEO of a company agreed to your employee, Rosie, going on an overseas holiday in October. Since this agreement, you've taken over as the new CEO of the company and refuse to give Rosie time off. You have, however, offered to pay for all expenses she might incur in cancelling her trip. You've also promised to give her paid leave at a later stage. Her le... ››› more
  • [17 July 2015]
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