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Are you a designated employer? Take this quick test to find out

by , 17 May 2016
Are you a designated employer? Take this quick test to find outFasu, one of our Labour Law for Managers Handbook subscribers, recently asked us this question:

'Our company employs 31 workers. Do we qualify as a designated employer? And if we are a designated employer, what does that mean? '


Read on for a quick test you can take, to find out if you're a designated employer and what it means for you.
 
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Take this short test to find out if you're a designated employer
 
Do you:
 
ð        Employ more than 50 people; or
ð        Meet the annual turnover in your industry listed below?
 
Industry Total annual turnover
Agriculture R6m
Mining and Quarrying R22.5m
Manufacturing R30m
Electricity, Gas and Water R30m
Construction R15m
Retail and Motor Trade and Repair Services R45m
Wholesale Trade, Commercial Agents and Allied Services R75m
Catering, Accommodation and other Trade R15m
Transport, Storage and Communications R30m
Finance and Business Services R30m
Community, Social and Personal Services R15m
 
If you answered yes to any one or both of these questions, you're a designated employer. This means you have to comply with the Employment Equity Act.

Read on below to find out what this means for you.
 
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·         An Employment Equity plan annually;
·         Separate plans for each satellite office; and
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Your six duties as a designated employer
 
You need to make sure you:
If you don't comply, the Department of Labour will slap you with fines of up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover for each instance of non-compliance. They've recently taken 1400 companies to court for EE non-compliance.
 
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  • We've invited top industry experts to share case studies on how they've overcome challenges of EE implementation in their companies; and
  • To make it better, the DoL's Chief Labour Inspector – Thambinkosi Mkalipi himself will tell you what the DoL is looking for in your company.
Book your seat for the EE Summit 2016 here and save up to 30% if you book and pay by 24 May.
 
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