The employer’s guide to South Africa’s Employment Equity Amendment Act
Employment Equity Amendment Act – Prominent changes are as follows:
Revision of the definition of a ‘designated employer’:
From 1 September 2023, only employers with 50 or more employees will be considered designated employers. The total annual turnover that was previously also taken into account will no longer be a consideration.
Numerical targets for each sector:
The Minister of Employment and Labour was given the power to identify national economic sectors and establish numerical targets for each sector.
- Certificate as a compliance requirement:
The introduction of a certificate as a compliance requirement has significant implications for employers regarding agreements with the state. In order to enter into contracts with government entities, designated and non-designated employers must obtain a certificate of compliance issued by the Department of Employment and Labour.
The big question is when what should happen at this point.
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