Marleen Potgieter

Marleen Potgieter
 Expert  Labour and HR Club

Specialist in Management and Employment Consulting

Fields of interest:
Laws / Acts / DoL

Equity Works
Biography: Marleen Potgieter, a qualified lawyer and specialising in the fields of labour and employment law, engages and educates clients from government to corporate levels on implementing employment structures in the workplace.

Broad Seminar/ Conference topics include:
Labour Legislation
Employment Equity – compliance and implementation
Conflict Resolution- both individually and collectively
Diversity management and Cultural Sensitivity
Absenteeism
Women in the Workplace
Managerial Skills
Retention

Having drafted the original regulations to the Employment Equity Act, Marleen specialises in advising on employment equity in the workplace; auditing employment practices and policies to give effect to labour legislation; advising on management and employee relations; acting as a mediator and holding regular in-house workshops to educate and inform clients on a range of labour / employment related legislation and issues.



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Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment equity
At the moment they remain the same – the new regulations were only passed for comment thus far.... [read more]
Published at 25 Mar. 2014 Employment Equity New reporting on eea 2 & 4
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment Equity Act
1. In terms of the EE Act, how are people of Chinese origin classified who acquired SA citizenship before 1994? They are South Africans, just like everyone else. Under the act, they are classed as... [read more]
Published at 13 Mar. 2014 Employment Equity Designated groups
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment Equity Act
The plan is never submitted to the DoL, the EE Report is. The latter has to be sent to the DoL by the 1st October of every year and if you are submitting electronically (which most people do) then... [read more]
Published at 13 Mar. 2014 Employment Equity Ee plan
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Can I use promotion to meet my employment equity targets?
Hi sma, Yes of course - this is a very good way of ensuring growth from within. It is always the best idea to grow your own timber. Employees like to know that there is a growth path in the... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Employment equity Employment equity act no 55 of 1998 Code of good practice on the integration of employment equity into human resource policies and practices Promotion as way of facilitating representation of designated employees
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Discussion of EEA4 information by EE Committee
Hi Jolande, This is a very good question. Also, if you only share the differentials in the EEA4 form, it is easy to guess who is earning what in your organisation. We address it as follows... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Eea4
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment Equity
Hi again Rachel, Yes, you do have to register and it is a relatively easy process. And, yes, you do it online. Just follow the prompts from the DOL website. ... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Employment equity Ee act
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment Equity
Hi Tracey, 1. The fines for contravention of any of the following Sections: 16, 19, 20 (which relates to the EE Plan) 21, 22,23, 24, 25, 26 and 43 if its the first offence, start at R15 000 000.... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity New act
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Designated Employer - EE
Hi Rachel, There are the basic steps: 1. You have to nominate an EE Forum (which is representative of all demographic groups and levels) which will consult regularly on a) ensuring that your... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Designated employer ee Ee/aa Employment equity
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question How can I retain employees from designated groups?
Hi Basil, To add to the 8 tips FSP suggests (all of which are very relevant), I also advise my clients to do an audit, to understand what your general retention strategies should be. Not all... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity How to retain employees from designated groups Employment equity Employment equity act Ee act
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question Employment Equity
Hi Ankia, Probably the most significant implications for employers are: The definition of unfair discrimination changing and shifting the burden of proof relating to unfair discrimination on... [read more]
Published at 28 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Employment equity Ee act Employment equity
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question EE reporting Section B
I have always advised my clients that the Workforce Profile is completed on the profile as at the 30th September. You report by the 1st October (even though you are given grace until the 15th... [read more]
Published at 13 Feb. 2014 Employment Equity Ee act Employment equity act 55 of 1998 eea2 report Section b
Marleen Potgieter
 Expert Marleen Potgieter answer to the question EEA4 - Income differentials
My clients have always worked on an average for the particular income bracket.... [read more]
Published at 20 Sep. 2013 Laws / Acts / DoL Employment equity reporting



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