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EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: ARE YOU IN BREACH OF THE ACT?

Non-compliance to Employment Equity is risky and could be costly, as highlighted by the attached article on JSE non-compliance.

Large companies, who employ more than 50 employees, are deemed ‘designated employers’ and need to comply with the Act.

What many don’t know, is that even smaller companies, with fewer than 50 employees but with an annual turnover exceeding that of a small business (as per Schedule 4 of the Act), are subject to compliance.

Employment Equity compliance requires, amongst others:

  • Conducting a workplace analysis.
  • Developing an Employment Equity plan.
  • Submitting annual progress reports.
  • Establishing an Employment Equity Committee and consulting.

Penalties for non-compliance vary from R1.5m or 2% – 10% of annual turnover.

Training courses related to Employment Equity that we offer are:

  • Championing Diversity
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employment Equity

For assistance with Employment Equity consulting or training, click here.

Rene de Waal
Bruniquel & Associates (Pty) Ltd

Read the JSE article here:  JSE companies in hot water over employment equity plans
http://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1607124/jse-companies-in-hot-water-over-employment-equity-plans/