Employment Equity Act
Every designated employer is required to design and implement an employment Equity plan.
The purpose of the Employment Equity plan is to enable the employer "to achieve reasonable progress towards Employment Equity", to assist in eliminating unfair discrimination in the workplace, and to achieve equitable representation of employees from designated groups by means of affirmative action measures.
The Amendments prescribe stiff penalties to non-compliant employers.
The amended B-BBEE Act, Act 46 of 2013 will be effective from 1 May 2015. It aims to strengthen the implementation of B-BBEE and its reporting across the economy, as well as to put in place mechanisms to deal with non-compliance.
We are in association with Transformex who is a SANAS approved provider. This way we can provide our clients with up to date and correct information that will enable them to implement the correct structure in order to gain MAX benefit when complying and obtaining a BEE Certificate.
Skills Development Act
In terms of the Skills Development Levies Act all organisations in South Africa with a payroll exceeding R500,000 per annum must pay a 1% Skills Development Tax on their payroll.
In terms of the act, you may claim back a % of this Skills Development Tax if:
- You have paid the SDL tax; and
- You provide approved training to employees in the organisation either internally or externally.
For a small fee, we are there to assist you in compiling your ATR/ WSP Reports. These reports can also be used when complying with the B-BBEE Act.