[South Africa] Major changes the EEA Bill will bring

[South Africa] Major changes the EEA Bill will bring
16 Sep 2020

The Department of Employment and Labour has introduced the Employment Equity Amendment Bill (EEA) to the National Assembly. Under the bill’s proposals the country’s employment equity laws will be shaken-up, according to Bradley Workman-Davies, director at law firm Werksmans Attorneys. (Quotes via original reporting)

The current Employment Equity Act already provides for affirmative action measures to be introduced for some employers, Mr Workman-Davies said. He did, however, note that these measures currently apply only to designated employers; large scale employers who employ more than 50 employees, or which have a high annual turnover. Talk of the Town examines the bill and what it means for employers.

The Department of Employment and Labour has introduced the Employment Equity Amendment Bill (EEA) to the National Assembly. Under the bill’s proposals the country’s employment equity laws will be shaken-up, according to Bradley Workman-Davies, director at law firm Werksmans Attorneys. (Quotes via original reporting)

The current Employment Equity Act already provides for affirmative action measures to be introduced for some employers, Mr Workman-Davies said. He did, however, note that these measures currently apply only to designated employers; large scale employers who employ more than 50 employees, or which have a high annual turnover. Talk of the Town examines the bill and what it means for employers.

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