Employment equity and affirmative action apply to all designated employers and their employees. Designated employers are employers who:
Monitoring employment equity promotes equal opportunities and fair treatment of all employees. Unfair discrimination must be eliminated and affirmative action measures must be implemented to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Their equitable representation must be ensured in all occupational categories and levels in the workplace.
If a designated employer fails to submit a report, fails to notify and give reasons for being unable to submit the report, or if their reasons are false or invalid, the Director-General may apply to the Labour Court to give the employer a fine. Fines vary from R1.5 to R2.7 million based on the severity of the contravention.
The EE Department of Labour online service opens from 1 September 2016 to 15 January 2017. NOVA specialises in advising and helping businesses to ensure you are fully compliant with employment equity. Contact us to help you with your submissions.
The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2017.
Following employment equity guidelines can improve your business’s BBEEE scorecard, ensuring that your business can thrive in the current market.
For more information go to: www.labour.gov.za
Employment Equity Act No 47 of 2013: Employment Equity Amendment Act
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