Where disproportionate income differentials or unfair discrimination are reflected in the Form, a designated employer is obliged to take measures to progressively reduce such differentials. The New Form is effective as of 8 August The main purpose of the New Form is to collect information for the establishment of norms and benchmarks to reduce the remuneration gap between the highest paid and lowest paid employees. Furthermore, it intends to assess inequalities in remuneration in relation to race and gender in various occupational levels.
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Where disproportionate income differentials or unfair discrimination are reflected in the Form, a designated employer is obliged to take measures to progressively reduce such differentials. The New Form is effective as of 8 August The main purpose of the New Form is to collect information for the establishment of norms and benchmarks to reduce the remuneration gap between the highest paid and lowest paid employees.
Furthermore, it intends to assess inequalities in remuneration in relation to race and gender in various occupational levels. Having regard to the contents of the New Form, important aspects include: The definition of employees includes all employees, foreign nationals and temporary employees.
Temporary employees are defined as being employees employed for less than three months over a twelve month period. A distinction is made between fixed and variable remuneration which was not included in the Old Form. Employers should note the types of income listed as fixed and variable respectively. This is important as in certain instances the highest or lowest fixed remuneration must be used and in others the variable remuneration. The calculation of remuneration comprises of both fixed and variable remuneration and must be calculated over a 12 month period and reflect the same reporting period covered by the EEA2 Form, as prescribed by the Act and its Regulations.
Any allowance in cash or kind, gratuities and gifts, non-employment related lump sums for example severance pay and dividends are now the only items excluded as remuneration in the New Form. Sections D and E are new additions. Section D requires the remuneration for the lowest paid individual at the lowest occupational level and the highest paid individual for each of the other occupational levels in terms of race group and gender to be stated.
The key reason for any income differential must be given by the employer. Employers are required to indicate whether they have policies in place to address and close any vertical remuneration gaps between the highest and lowest paid employee in their workforce as well as whether they have affirmative action measures to address the remuneration gap included in their employment equity plan. The due date for designated employers to submit is on the first working day of October.
Any new employer who becomes a designated employer on or after the first working day of April but before the first working day of October, need only submit their forms on the first working day of October of the following year.
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New EEA Form Issued In Terms Of The Employment Equity Act
The Department of Labour advises employers to do their submissions electronically. You can do this by visiting the DoL website, labour. Employers who have become newly designated on or after the first working day of April, but before the first working day of October, must only submit their first report on the first working day of October in the following year. Employers who voluntarily wish to comply in terms of section 14 of the EE Act. Employment Equity EE reporting requirements?
EEA2 - Report to the Director-General in terms of Section 21 of the Act
Employers can do this online or they can do it manually. How to submit manually is explained in this How To. The provisions for affirmative action apply to — employers with 50 or more workers, or whose annual income is more than the amount specified in Schedule 4 of the Act; municipalities; employers ordered to comply by a bargaining council agreement; any employers who volunteer to comply. See Employment Equity Act Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action Who fills in this form? All designated employers. Or alternatively, you can get it from your nearest labour centre. See Plain English summaries of key topics within labour legislation Forms and Sample Documents Download application forms, claim forms, reports, and samples of employment documents with instructions.
How to Submit Employment Equity Reports Manually
Submitting an Employment Equity Report