Employment Equity Reports 2018 | 15 January 2019 (Online deadline)

Employment Equity

In terms of S1 of the Employment Equity Act, a designated employer is an employer who employs 50 or more employees or an employer who employs less than 50 employees, but has a total annual turnover that is equal to or above the annual threshold specific to the relevant sector. Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act provides the threshold breakdown.

S20 and S 21 of the Employment Equity Act, states that a designated employer must prepare and implement an employment equity plan, and submit a report once a year to the Director General.  Designated employers that do not comply with the manual submission deadline of 01 October 2018 and/or online submission deadline of 15 January 2019 could be liable for a minimum fine of R1 5 million or 2% of the employer’s annual turnover (whichever is the greater).

Should you need assistance in respect of the formulation of your EE plan and report, do not hesitate to contact our offices directly.