NOVEMBER 2019 – SOUTH AFRICA
THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT REGULATIONS
It is important that employers note the following:
Amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations
The Minister of the Department of Employment and Labour has amended the regulations in the Schedule of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations. The amendments were published on 4 November 2019 in Government Notice No. R. 1421 of Government Gazette No. 42821.
The following amendments have been made:
- Regulation 5A has been inserted after regulation 5 of the regulations.
Regulation 5A refers to the application for parental benefits and came into effect on 4 November 2019
- Regulation 5B has been inserted after regulation 5A of the regulations.
Regulation 5B refers to the application for commissioning parental benefits and will come into effect on 1 April 2020.
- Regulation 6(f) has been inserted after paragraph (e) of sub-regulation (2).
Regulation 6(f), regarding adoption benefits, refers to an interim court order placing the child in the care of the prospective adoptive parents, pending the finalisation of an adoption order in respect of that child, and will come into effect on 1 April 2020.
Amended and new forms:
- Forms 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6; 2.7, 2.8, 19 and 53 have been substituted for the evenly numbered forms in the Annexure in the Amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations.
New forms 2.1P, 2.2P, 2.3P, 2.4P, 2.9P, 2.12P, 2.9 and 2.12 have been added to the Amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations.
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