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Latest on the EE Act: The DoL has published the employment equity regulations for public comment

by , 03 March 2014
The Department of Labour (DoL) is serious about employment equity. The latest development is that it has published the employment equity regulations for public comment. Here's what you need to know about how this affects your business.

Employment equity regulations open for public comment

Last week Friday (28 February 2014), the DoL published the Employment Equity Regulations 2014 for public comment.

The regulations now appear in the Government Gazette. And this means you're invited to comment on the regulations for a period of 30 days.

You can submit your comments on the draft to the following address:

Department of Labour
Employment Equity Directorate
Attention: Ms Kholeka Mputa
Private Bag X 117
Pretoria
001

Or e-mail:

Kholeka.mputa@labour.gov.za
Genius.nkosi@labour.gov.za
Niresh.singh@labour.gov.za

If you wish to hand deliver your submission, here's the address:

Laboria House
215 Francis Baard Street,
Pretoria (Room 109).

If you want to know what happens after comments, click here to find out all about the legislative process.

The DoL says the latest move is 'to further augment government's commitment towards the promotion of equity and diversity in the workplace.

'The regulations give effect to the Employment Equity Amendment Act No.47 of 2013, which was assented by the President on 14 January 2014,' says the DoL in a statement.

If you've forgotten about the significant amendments to the Employment Equity Act, here's what you need to know:

The DoL says the key issues highlighted by the EE Regulations 2014 is the revised definition of designated groups, criteria and methodology for assessing work of equal value, guidelines for assessment of compliance using the national and regional economically active population (EAP) and enforcement mechanisms.

Well there you have it. We'll keep you updated on the latest development regarding the EE Act so you can comply.

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