Your Employment Equity Plan
Employment Equity Plan
At LEARNME, our fully qualified team will prepare and compile your Employment Equity Plan for your company. We will also compile and submit the required Annual Employment Equity Reports and we will assist you with the establishment of your Employment Equity and Training Committees.
LEARNME is a specialist in the development and implementation of Employee Equity Plans and submissions of annual reports to the Department of Labour (DoL).
Our SDF’s will guide you through out the entire process using our priority checklists ensuring your equity meets the requirements of the act as well as supporting your growth and business success.
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTORS ARE ACTIVELY CARRYING OUT AUDITS ON ALL EMPLOYERS AND ARE NOT SYMPATHETIC TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER. FINES UP TO R 1 500 000 OR 2% OF ANNUAL TURNOVER ARE BEING IMPOSED ON NON-COMPLIANT COMPANIES.
Employment Equity Plans Overview
Based on legislation in Section 20, of the Employment Equity Act, all employers need to have Employment Equity plans in place. These plans must show your employment equity objectives, the affirmative action measures, the timetables, the duration, the procedures and all the responsibilities that the employer will implement.
The implementation of the Employment Equity Plan is therefore vital to your organisation for may legislative reasons.
- It shows the employer how the current profile of its staff compares to the demographics of the country (SA).
- The employment equity plan must address the demographic dimensions of the staff of the employer, in order to reflect the South African demographic profile.
- It enables the employer to take active and appropriate measures to redress the imbalances in staff representation, and to identify barriers as a result of unfair discrimination.
- It enables the employer to have a diversified staff which in terms of the employer’s own Equity policy will contribute towards the excellence and long-term sustainability of the company.
- Compliance with the Employment Equity Act (EE) gives companies credibility and legitimacy.
Employment Equity Plans also benefits the employer as:
- Discretionary funding applications
- Access to mandatory grants from the SETA for the company
- BBBEE – Skills Development Pillar requirement to receive points for BBBEE
- Legal requirement in terms of the Skills Development Act
The Employment Equity Plan applies only to designated employers and their workers, particularly those workers from designated groups.
Designated employers include:
- Employers who employ 50 or more workers.
- Employers who employ less than 50 workers, but has a total annual turnover that is equal to or above the applicable annual turnover of a small business in terms of Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act
- An employer bound by a collective agreement, appointed as a designated employer in terms of the Employment Equity Act
- Organs of State.
At LEARNME, our fully qualified team will:
- Submit your annual reports to the Department of Labour
- Register the Employment Equity report
- Develop the Employment Equity plan
- Monitor performance against the plan
- Train employees on Employment Equity issues
- Assistance with the creation and maintenance of an Employment Equity Portfolio of Evidence.
- Assist with establishment of the Employment Equity and Training Committees.