This is an opportunity for companies – who are designated employers – to ensure they comply with EEA legislation. Employment Equity reporting is now open. In addition, this is an opportunity for companies – who are designated employers – to ensure they comply with EEA legislation.
What is a designated employer some may ask?
If your organisation employs more than 50 employees or if you employ less than 50 employees but you exceed the turnover threshold as indicated on schedule 4 (see below) you are a designated employer. Organs of state, municipalities and those who volunteer to become a designated employer also need to comply with Employment Equity legislation.
Designated employers have the following duties to consider:
- Consultation with all employees which includes having an Employment Equity Committee that is trained to ensure compliance and transformation of the designated employer,
- Workforce profile and barrier analysis to ensure equal opportunities and fairness,
- Implementing measures to correct under-representation of designated groups (AA measures),
- Drafting of an Employment Equity Plan and reporting to the Department of Labour each year.
The deadline for reporting online is 15 January 2018 and manual reports are due on 1 October 2017. Failure to report has a huge implication for designated employers as this will also affect their BEE Scorecard reporting.
Our consultants are able to assist companies in setting up the whole process to ensure that the organisations transform and also comply with EEA requirements. Click here to leave your details and one of our expert consultants will get back to you.