How submitting your employment equity report could lead to a R2.7 million fine!

Vongai Mumbula, 28 Jan. 2016

Tags: employment equity report, employment equity, ee report, ee plan, employment equity act

You can't legally submit an EE Report to the DoL if you don't have a valid EE Plan in place. So since you submitted your EE Report, the DoL expects that if they visit you, you'll show them your fully compliant, 100% complete EE Plan.

But if you don't have an EE Plan, or it's not fully compliant of the 26 recent amendments to the Employment Equity Act, you could face fines of up to 10% of your turnover or R2.7 million.

That's why I'm writing to you today. Read on as I show you 8 essential items you need to include in your EE Plan.


Get to grips with how to draw up your Employment Equity Plan!
Completely in line with the new provisions to the Employment Equity Act!

Attend the Employment Equity Plan half–day Workshop on 10 March in Johannesburg or 17 March in Cape Town

And the seasoned expert, Janine Nieuwoudt, will show you step–by–step how to draw up your own EE plan.

Click here to get compliant and draw up your own EE plan now!
What you must include in your EE Plan

Your EE Plan must show:
- Objectives for every year;
- Affirmative action measures you'll implement;
- Where black people, women and people with disabilities aren't represented, show your:
        o    Numerical goals to reach this;
        o    Timetables; and
        o    Strategies.
- Timetables for annual objectives;
- The duration of your plan. Make sure your plan isn't shorter than 1 year or longer than 5 years;
        o    Procedures that will be used to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plan;
        o    Ways to solve disputes about the plan; and
        o    People responsible for implementing the plan (Section 20, of the Employment Equity Act).

Now that you know what your EE Plan must include, read on to make sure you've implemented the EE Amendments to your EE Plan…

Don't let the new Employment Equity amendments be the reason the DoL comes after you

There are still many employers who don't know exactly what the new 26 amendments are or even how to apply them.

If you employ more than 50 people or if your turnover is over the Employment Equity Act threshold for your industry, you need to comply with each and every one of them.

Click here to find out what you need to do to comply and avoid penalties from the DoL.

Checklist: Have you implemented these EE Amendments in your EE Plan?

When it comes to your EE Plan, use this list to assist you when you implement the changes required by the EE Amendment Act 47 of 2013.
•    Have you removed all references to occupational categories in your EE Plan? (section 2)
•    Does your EE Plan comply with all the Compliance Assessment Criteria? (section 42)
•    Are you implementing your EE Plan? (section 20)
•    Do you submit your EE reports annually? (section 21) {Small employers - submit annually from the beginning of your next EE Plan (section 29 of the EE Amendment Act)}

But this is just the start. For everything you need to know how to draw up an EE Plan correctly and find out how to avoid the steep fines and penalties for non-compliance, attend the Employment Equity Plan Workshop 2016.


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