The completion and submitting of these reports do not fall under the services we render, but we would like to inform our clients about these reports that have to be submitted to the Dept of Labour. The penalty for noncompliance is up to R1.5 million and therefore we urge employers to submit these plans if applicable to their business.
Who must complete the report?
- If a company employs more than 50 employees or the annual turnover exceed the thresholds, as set out in Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity act, the company are obliged to submit a return. The turnover threshold varies from R6 million (Agriculture sector) to R75 million (Wholesale Trade, commercial agents and Allied services sector)
What is the purpose of this report?
- Employers must prepare and implement the employment equity plan, which will help to reach employment equity in their workplace. The plans must show the objectives, affirmative action measures, timetables, duration, procedures and responsibilities that employers will implement.
When Must Employers submit the Report?
Employers with less than 150 workers must send their reports –
- within 12 months after they become employers; and thereafter
- every year ending with an even number.
Employers with more than 150 workers must send their reports –
- within 6 months after they become employers; and thereafter
- every year on the first working day in October.
What forms need to be completed?
Form EEA13 is 16-page form that can be used.
Included documentation that can be used when completing the report. Credit for this goes to Habakuk Arbeidskonsultante BK, who supplied us with the information.