Employment and Labour has informed employers and companies of the requirements to meet certain conditions before obtaining EE compliance certificates, including complying with the NMW and having no CCMA complaints records.
The Department of Employment and Labour published a statement on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, notifying that employers and companies would be expected to meet a set of conditions before being issued with their employment equity (EE) compliance certificate, as a requirement for accessing contracts with the state and its organs. In line with the proposed EE amendments, the criteria for non-designated employers (employing 0-49 employers) is to comply with the national minimum wage (NMW) or prove having been granted exemption, with no Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) unfair discrimination record.
The criteria for designated employers (employing 50+ employees) is submitting the annual EE report and complying with the NMW or prove granted exemption from paying NMW. Additionally, they will have to comply with Annual EE Targets towards the five-year sector EE Target and also have no CCMA unfair discrimination award against them. EE certificates are expected to be applicable for a year.
See the post below.
Employers and companies will have to meet a set of conditions before being issued with the #employmentequity (EE) Compliance Certificate as a prerequisite for access to contracts with State and any of its organs.
Full statement: https://t.co/Z3t6nA1WSa pic.twitter.com/7ztIEydmol
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) September 8, 2021