Employment Equity submissions
Designated Employers must submit Employment Equity documents (download EEA2 and EEA4) to the Department of Labour by 1 October annually. Employers (with 150 or more employees in total in the last financial year/reporting period) need to submit Employment Equity documents to the Department of Labour every year, whereas Small Employers (Employers with fewer than 150 employees in total in the last financial year/reporting period) need to submit Employment Equity documents every second year on the year that ends on an even number (e.g. 2010; 2012; 2014).
Massive fines, starting at R500 000 can be issued for non-compliance with the Act. The proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act (as published in the Government Gazette of 15th December 2010) states that the fines might be increased to a percentage of the organisation’s annual turnover. The proposed amendment to the Act further indicates fines for not implementing Employment Equity effectively in the organisation (i.e. not setting and achieving realistic goals and targets that will contribute to the appointment of Affirmative Action candidates). This might close down some organisations as the amounts due will potentially be extremely high.
You further need your Employment Equity in place in order to score on the Employment Equity element of your BEE scorecard. We can also assist you to comply with the Employment Equity Act and to maximise your score for the Employment Equity element of the BEE scorecard.
Let us assist you with getting the necessary documents and processes in place. Contact us now to ensure that you meet the submission deadline.