It is that time of the year again when employers must submit their Employment Equity Reports to the Department of Labour.
With the Employment Equity Amendment Act No.47 of 2013 adding some changes and becoming effective from 1 August 2014, here is what you need to know.
Who must report?
- All designated employers with 50 or more employees.
- Employers with fewer than 50 employees who are designated in terms of the turnover threshold applicable to designated employers
|Mining and Quarrying
|Electricity, Gas & Water
|Retail and Motor Trade and Repair Services
|Wholesale Trade, Commercial Agents and Allied Services
|Catering, Accommodation and other Trade
|Transport, Storage and Communications
|Finance and Business Services
|Community, Special and Personal Services
- Employers who voluntarily wish to comply in terms of section 14 of the EE Act.
The deadline for manual submissions (by hand or post) is 1 October 2014. No faxed or email submissions will be accepted.
The deadline for online submissions via the Employment Equity Online Reporting System is 15 January 2015.
All designated employers must report every year.
Employers who have become newly designated on or after the first working day of April, but before the first working day of October, must only submit its first report on the first working day of October in the following year.
The EE reporting forms for 2014 have changed. The prescribed reporting forms EEA2 (Employment Equity Report, 9 pages) and EEA4 (Income Differential Statement, 5 pages) published on 1 August 2014 in Government Gazette No. 37873 must be completed. These forms are also available for download on https://ee.labour.gov.za.
No changes will be allowed after submission.
Ensure that the EEA2 and EEA4 forms are submitted together, failing which the form submitted will be rejected and returned to the employer.
Employers must retain a copy of the EE Report for a period of 5 years after submission (Employment Equity Regulations 10(9)).
For more information:
- Website www.labour.gov.za or http://ee.labour.gov.za
- EE Helpline 0860 101018
- The Department of Labour Provincial offices and Labour Centers
- The Department of Labour, Directorate Employment Equity front desk service at Laboria House, 215 Frances Baard (formerly Schoeman) Street, Pretoria 0001
Employment Equity Online Reporting 2014. Available from: https://ee.labour.gov.za/dmiso/. [24 September 2014]
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