Did you know? As an employer in South Africa you need to comply with the following employment laws:

With frequent changes in labour legislation, as an entrepreneur you have to ensure that you are compliant or face significant financial penalties that could threaten the future of your company.

Research shows that small entrepreneurs are the most at risk when it comes to labour legislation as they often lack the specialist knowledge required to be compliant. The management and administration of salaries and labour requirements have become extremely specialised.

As an employer in South Africa you need to comply with the following labour laws:

  • BCEA (Basic Conditions of Employment Act)

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/acts/basic-conditions-of-employment/Amended%20Act%20-%20Basic%20Conditions%20of%20Employment.pdf

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/basic-conditions-of-employment/basic-conditions-of-employment-act-and-amendments

  • Bargaining Councils or Sectoral Determinations for Specific Sectors

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/basic-guides/basic-guide-to-bargaining-councils

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/sectoral-determinations

  • Income Tax Act

https://www.gov.za/documents/income-tax-act-29-may-1962-0000

http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/LegalDoclib/AmendActs/LAPD-LPrim-AA-1997-02%20-%20Income%20Tax%20Act%201997.pdf

4th Schedule

7th Schedule

  • Tax Administration Act

https://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/a28_2011.pdf

https://www.gov.za/documents/tax-administration-laws-amendment-act-13-2017-english-afrikaans-18-dec-2017-0000

  • Labour Relations Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/labour-relations/labour-relations-act

  • Employment Equity Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/employment-equity/employment-equity-act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/acts/employment-equity/eea_amend2014.pdf

  • Unemployment Insurance Fund Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/unemployment-insurance-fund/unemployment-insurance-contribution-uif-act-and-amendments

  • UIF contributions Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/unemployment-insurance-fund/unemployment-insurance-contributions-act

  • Skills Development Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/acts/skills-development-act/

  • Skills Development Levy Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/acts/skills-development-act/Act%20-%20Skills%20Development%20Levies.pdf

  • Pension Funds Act

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/Act%2024%20of%201956_0.pdf

http://www.treasury.gov.za/legislation/acts/2001/a65-01.pdf

  • Medical Schemes Act

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/a131-98.pdf

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/a62-02_0.pdf

  • Bank Act & Debt collectors Act

https://www.resbank.co.za/Lists/News%20and%20Publications/Attachments/2591/Banks+Amendment+Act+2007%5B1%5D.pdf

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/38942_29-6_Act3of2015_BanksAmendmentAct_a.pdf

  • Consumer Protection Act

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/32186_467_0.pdf

  • Employment Services Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/acts/public-employment-services/employservact2014.pdf

  • The Constitution (Bill of Rights)

https://www.gov.za/documents/constitution/chapter-2-bill-rights

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/occupational-health-and-safety/occupational-health-and-safety-act-and-amendments

  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/legislation/acts/compensation-for-occupational-injuries-and-diseases/compensation-for-occupational-injuries-and-diseases-act

  • Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/37067_26-11_Act4of2013ProtectionOfPersonalInfor_correct.pdf

  • National Credit Act

http://www.justice.gov.za/mc/vnbp/act2005-034.pdf

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/37665_gon389.pdf

  • Magistrates Court Act

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/Act%2032%20of%201944.pdf

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/a19_2010.pdf

 

Fortunately, it is not as difficult it sounds to be compliant. With the necessary knowledge and by working with the right partners, entrepreneurs can build everything themselves correctly and accurately without having to spend a fortune in the long-term. CRS Technologies provides specialised services, solutions and systems to entrepreneurs to ensure that their focus remains on the core of the business. CRS has a dedicated Legislation department and our systems and services are compliant with all the latest regulations and tax regimes.

Contact us today.