Who has to comply with Employment Equity Legislation?
All companies that employ 50 staff members or more are required to comply with the employment equity legislation. There are also scenarios where companies might have less than 50 staff members but they exceed the annual turnover threshold for their particular industry.
Exempt: This Act does not apply to members of the National Defence Force, the National Intelligence Agency, the South African Secret Service, or the South African National Academy of Intelligence.
How can we help you?
As employment equity consultants BCH can offer our clients a full service in terms of Employment Equity Compliance. All information required by the department of labour will be collected by us and all the required reports will be handed in well before the cut-off dates.
Employment Equity Compliance made easy
The reports that have to be compiled and submitted are an annual Employment Equity report (Depending on company size it could be every second year). The employment Equity report is information required by the Department of Labour to look at current company structure, skills shortages as well as staff movement within the organisation. This is an historical document and provides the Department with a look at what has happened.
The other report is a 5 Year Employment Equity plan. This document looks at the same aspects, but focuses on the future growth of employees. This document not only identifies staff training requirements but will also help in complying with your BBBEE scorecard requirements in the medium term.
Employment Equity Training
BCH’s employment equity consultants can also provide training in terms of Employment Equity at a management level and general staff level. This training will be crucial for when inspectors from the Department of Labour arrives for employment equity compliance inspections at your business premises. According to the Employment Equity Act all staff members have to have a thorough understanding of employment equity.