EMPLOYMENT EQUITY AMENDMENT BILL B14B-2020: IMPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill contains a number of provisions which, if it becomes law, will have serious implications for employers. These include the following:

  • The new Act would empower the Employment and Labour Minister to identify national economic sectors and then determine employment equity targets for these. These would effectively become quotas.
  • State contracts would only be awarded to employers who are in possession of a compliance certificate issued by the Minister. To obtain such certificate, the employer would have had to comply with any sectoral target set by the Minister.

For more information, contact Gordon, Chloe or Gia at: gordon@gordonangus.co.za; chloe@gordonangus.co.za; gia@gordonangus.co.za