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Employment Equity: Four items you need to include in your EEA4 form

by , 10 June 2016
As a designated employer, you simply have to be fully compliant with the Employment Equity Act, and one of the most important duties you have in ensuring that is to consistently report on Employment Equity within your company.

This involves you having to complete and submit several forms to the Department of Labour every year, of which the most important is the EEA4 form. It deals with income differentials within your company.

But be careful when filling out this form, because one little mistake when calculating remuneration could possibly trigger heavy non-compliance penalties! So pay attention!

To help ensure that you fill out your EEA4 form correctly, here are the four items you need to include in it...

Keep reading to find out what they are...

 

Four items you need to include in your EEA4 form…

 
ITEM#1:

Housing, accommodation allowances or subsidies.

ITEM#2:

Car allowances or the provision of cars.

But not if you provide cars so employees can work.

ITEM#3:

Your contributions to medical aids, pensions, provident funds, death benefit and funeral benefit schemes or any other similar schemes.

ITEM#4:

Any cash payments you make to an employee, or any other payment in kind your employee receives, excluding certain items.

Keep reading to see what those exclusions are…
 
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BONUS TIP: Exclusions list

Exclude the following seven items from your EEA4 form…
 
ITEM#1:

Any cash payments or payments in kind you give employees can work.

This can include any equipment, tools or closely-related allowances, as well as transport or helping with transport allowances so employees can travel between work and home.

ITEM#2:

Relocation allowances.

ITEM#3:

Gratuities.

This can include tips your employees get or gifts you give them.

ITEM#4:

Share-incentive schemes.

ITEM#5:

Discretionary payments you don't link to an employee's performance or working hours.

ITEM#6:

Entertainment allowances.

ITEM#7:

Education and schooling allowances.
 

*To learn more, like all the other Employment Equity forms you need to fill out correctly, page over to Chapter E 18: Employment Equity – How to Submit your Forms, in your Labour Law for Managers handbook today, or click here to order your copy today.
 

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