South Africa is one of the most culturally, racially and economically diverse countries and to ensure that there are equal opportunity and fair treatment in the workplace, the Employment Equity Act was enacted into law.
The Employment Equity (EE) Act states in Section 1 that a company may be deemed as and “Designated Employer” when the employer employs 50 or more employees.
Or if employs less than 50 employees but has a total annual turnover that is equal or above the applicable turnover thresholds set out in Schedule 4 of the act.
To comply and implement Employment Equity in the workplace – Employers are also required to report on Employment Equity as part of their Work Place Skills Plans (WSP) to the Quality Assurance Partners (QAP’s) (SETA’s) and Department of Labour annually.
Why Submit EE plans
- Avoid fines for non-compliance (ranging between 2% and 10% of the company’s annual turnover or from 1.5 million to 2.7 million).
- Up to R 30 000 fines for responsible person – HR Manager/EE Manager.
- Ensure points on Black Based Broad Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard for Employment Equity as well as Management and Control.
EE Training Programme
Persons credited with these unit standards are able to participate in the development and implementation of an organisation`s equity related plans and policies meeting legislative requirements
To communicate these plans and policies to stakeholders and to contribute to their monitoring and evaluation.
What qualification does this programme link to?