The purpose of this Act is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.
This Act provides for additional reporting requirements employers with the additional burden of submitting an Employment Equity Report.
All designated employers must, in terms of Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act of 1998 submit their annual report for the 2013 reporting period by 1 October 2013, if you submit manually or post. Reports cannot be submitted via e-mail or fax.
The Department of Labour has also launched an Employment Equity Online Reporting System where reports can be submitted electronically. The deadline for online submissions for the 2013 reporting period is 15 January 2014.
TRAINYOUCAN currently offer a service where we can offer assistance with this.
Currently one of our agents who have more than 20 years experience in this field offer this service directly to companies. This include:
Employment Equity Briefings: Conduct Employment Equity briefings within organizations the purpose of which is to create a common understanding about Employment Equity amongst employees. An adequate understanding about Employment Equity is essential for meaningful consultation, which is a legislative requirement.
Training the Employment Equity Committee: This develops an understanding of the importance of Employment Equity for the organization’s business, the legislative requirements, as well as the function, role and responsibilities of the Employment Equity Committee.
Employment Equity Policy Development: We assist organisations with the design of their Employment Equity Policy, ensuring that it supports the overall transformation agenda of the organistion.
Employment Equity Plan Development: Legislation requires that organizations put in place a 1 – 5 year Employment Equity Plan. We assist organizations in the development of this Plan, ensuring that it meets both legislative requirements and the specific context and business needs of the organization.
Employment Equity Reporting: The majority of organizations are required to file an Employment Equity Report with the Department of Labour on an annual basis. Absolute assist organizations with the generation of this report, including the consultative component of the reporting process.
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