The Department of Labour (DOL) takes non-compliance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act and shows that they will not hesitate to bring the maximum penalty against defaulters.
If you are a designated employer, you have only 2 months to prepare for your Employment Equity Report submissions. Designated employers are those that either have more than 50 employees or that have fewer than 50 employees but have an annual sales turnover that exceeds the threshold for their sector.
Employers are warned that, while submitting their EE Report in time is crucial, this is not enough to ensure full compliance with the requirements of the legislation. Employers are also legally bound to ensure that the report’s contents are true and correct and that they can show that they have made sufficient progress with affirmative action in the staffing of their organisations as required by the EEA.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by using the help of a labour law experts to devise your EE analysis, report, plan, target and consultation system. Otherwise, at the Labour Court, you will not only be forced to implement EE and to pay crippling fines; you may also be faced with having to meet imposed EE targets.
All designated employers must in term of Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998, submit their annual employment equity report by 1 October 2018, only 2 months left. Submit and avoid penalties.
Eskilz can assist your company to comply with the EEA and the DOL as well as assist you with your EE report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how the process works.