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  • The DoL took 1400 companies to court for not complying with employment equity law...
  • Last year, the DoL took 1 400 of South Africa's medium and large companies to Labour Court for not complying with the Employment Equity (EE) Act. The first issue of non-compliance was that these companies didn't submit their EE reports. And as we all know, this is one of the legal requirements you need to meet as a designated employer. So the DoL decided to make an example of them and set a pre... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • Use this checklist to help ensure you're fully compliant with the Employment Equity Act
  • Do you have 50 or more employees in your company? Or is your company's annual turnover higher than Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act? If so, then you're labelled a 'designated employer'. And with that label comes a lot of legal responsibilities, the most important of which is to comply fully with the Employment Equity Act. If you don't comply with it completely, then you'll face heavy ... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • 'Equal pay for work of equal value'. What exactly does it mean?
  • 'Equal pay for work of equal value'. What exactly does it mean? With Employment Equity, there's a phrase 'equal work for pay of equal value'. Now this may seem straightforward, but the truth is that many can't help but ask, 'What exactly constitutes work of equal value?' After all, how can you determine equal value if you don't even know what to look out for? Let's a look... Wha... ››› more
  • [03 February 2017]
  • CASE LAW: Be careful not to pay employees less based on the location they work in
  • Do you have employees who work in various locations around the country? If so, then it may be a good idea to double-check that those who have similar positions are being paid the same across all those locations. Because if you don't, you may be guilty of an unfair labour practice! Read the following case to see why...   Duma v Minister of Correctional Services and Others (C604/2012) [20... ››› more
  • [03 August 2016]
  • How are you increasing employment opportunities in your company's EE Plan
  • As a designated employer, you need to have a valid EE Plan. In your EE Plan, you must describe what steps you're taking to increase employment opportunities for previously disadvantaged people at your company. These are your affirmative action measures (Section 20, of the Employment Equity Act). But many employers I've spoken to are struggling in this area. So that's why I'm writing to... ››› more
  • [29 June 2016]
  • Employment Equity: Six grounds for discrimination that can be either fair or unfair
  • There are approximately 30 grounds for discrimination in the workplace. Some of which are considered fair, while others are considered unfair. The problem with these grounds, however, is that what's considered fair and unfair is not absolute, and what some of these grounds do is overlap - which can create lots of confusion. But with the Employment Equity Act (EEA), you simply can't afford ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2016]
  • Outline: 10 things you should be doing to ensure you comply with the EE Act
  • If you're a designated employer, then you simply have to comply with the Employment Equity Act (EEA). If you don't you'll land up with heavy non-compliance penalties, and costly legal procedures for you and your business. So to help you stay on track, here's an outline of 10 things you should be doing to ensure you comply with the EE Act... *****Advertisement***** Revealed: The ONE... ››› more
  • [12 April 2016]
  • There's one simple way to make sure you're implementing all 26 EE changes...
  • If you're a designated employer (this is if you have 50 employees or more, and your company's turnover exceeds Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity (EE) Act), you have to comply with the Employment Equity Act. But with the 26 recent changes to the Act, and fines sitting at R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover you need to keep up to date and compliant.... And there's one simple way to do this. Wi... ››› more
  • [17 March 2016]
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