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Five things the DoL will assess to see if you're complying with the EE Act

by , 01 September 2014
Government is serious about transformation in South Africa.

The amendments to the Employment Equity Act (EE Act) are proof of this. But government realises that tweaking legislation isn't enough. That's why intensifying it's efforts to make sure you comply.

It'll be checking up on you more frequently to assess if you're actually complying with the EE Act. And if it finds you're not, you'll face penalties that range from R1.5 million to R2.7 million!

As you can see, non-compliance is out of the question.

Take a look at the five things the Department of Labour (DoL) will assess to see if you're complying with the EE Act so you can ensure everything is in order in your workplace and avoid penalties.


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The DoL will look at these five things to see if you're complying with EE


The DoL will assess whether you've:

 
  1. Taken reasonable steps to train suitably qualified people from designated groups;
 
  1. Taken reasonable steps to implement your Employment Equity Plan;
 
  1. Made reasonable progress to eliminate employment barriers that adversely affect people from designated groups;
 
  1. Taken reasonable steps to appoint and promote suitably qualified people from designated groups; and
 
  1. Any other prescribed factor.
 

When it comes to the EE Act, take the advice of Greg Kowalik from Labour Net. He says: 'Not only has dealing with the adverse effects of past discrimination become a social imperative, but compliance with employment equity legislation has now, more than ever, become a business imperative.'

Now that you know what the DoL will assess, make sure you comply with the EE Act and achieve employment quity so you can avoid harsh penalties.

If you need more information on the EE Act, check out the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service. And if you have questions regarding the Act, ask our experts at the HR & labour Club.



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