Employment Equity legislation is compulsory for all Designated Employers – here’s how to know if you are a Designated Employer.

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you are a Designated Employer:

  • Do you employ 50 or more people?
  • Do you employ less than 50 people BUT your total annual turnover exceeds that in the table below for your sector?
  • Have you been declared a Designated Employer in terms of a collective agreement?

AgricultureR6-million
Mining and quarryingR22,5-million
ManufacturingR30-million
Electricity, gas and waterR30-million
ConstructionR15-million
Retail and motor trade and repair servicesR45-million
Wholesale trade, commercial agents and allied servicesR75-million
Catering, accommodation and other tradeR15-million
Transport, storage and communicationsR30-million
Finance and business servicesR30-million
Community, special and personal servicesR15-million
Industry Turnover Thresholds for Employment Equity Submissions

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you absolutely have to submit for Employment Equity and you need to comply with the legislation or face penalties of at least R1.5 million fines and even imprisonment.

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