Byna 1 500 maatskappye gaan voor die hof gedaag word weens versuim om aan wetsvereistes oor diensbillikheid te voldoen.

Die kommissie vir diensbillikheid (Commission for Employment Equity, CEE) het vanoggend die 2014-verslag daaroor in Pretoria bekend gestel.

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New Deputy appointed

VIRGIL ANZEL SEAFIELD has been appointed deputy director-general: Labour Policy and Industrial Relations (LP andamp; IR) in the Department of Labour with effect from 1 July. Seafield replaces Les Kettledas, who went into retirement last year. Before assuming the position the incumbent was chief director: Statutory and Advocacy Services in the Department of Labour.

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Sectoral Determination 13 (FARM WORKERS)

The Department of Labour is planning to have national public hearings regarding the revision of the Sec 13, to be implemented from 1 March 2016.

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No increase in the BCEA earnings threshold on 1 July 2015

The earnings threshold published in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) is currently R205,433.30 per annum.

Employees who earn below this threshold amount are entitled to the protection of the working hour provisions of the BCEA.

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