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.