Employment Equity Act
Are you a designated employer?
An employer is seen as a designated employer when the following is applicable:
- Employers who employ 50 or more employees; or
- Employers who employ less than 50 employees, but have at least an annual turnover as per the respective sectors set out below:
R6.0 million R22.5 million R30.0 million R30.0 million R15.0 million R45.0 million R75.0 million R15.0 million R30.0 million R30.0 million R15.0 million
Reports (EEA2 and EEA4)
- 1 September 2014 to 1 October 2014 for per hand submissions at your local Department of Labour; or
- 1 September 2014 to Thursday, 15 January 2015, for electronic submissions
How often must the reports be submitted?
One of the major amendments that came into effect on 1 August 2014, determines that reports must be submitted annually, irrespective of the amount of employees employed. No distinction is made any longer between designated employers who employ more, or less than 150 employees.
What is the reporting period?
The reporting period for the Employment Equity reports is determined as the period from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 and must be repeated annually.
Employment Equity plan (EEA13)
According to Section 20 of the Employment Equity Act, all designated employers must have an Employment Equity plan in place. This plan is valid between 1 to 5 years and must be available on the premises for inspection.
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