Our team has been attending the Employment Equity Roadshow in preparation for the filing of Employment Equity Reports for the 2022/23 year. As anticipated, the amendments which were assented by the President on 14th April 2023 are likely not to be promulgated this year.
The reasons given for the delay are:
This settlement agreement has to be gazetted into the regulations and again, this is unlikely to be finalised this year.
This means that the status quo will continue and thus small employers with less than 50 employees and their annual turnover exceeding the threshold as stipulated in Schedule 1 of the Act, will have to continue with their EE compliance and thus submit the EEA2 and EEA4 Reports for 2023. A valid Employment Equity Plan is required to be in place.
Your Employment Equity Facilitator will guide you on the recommendations made at the Roadshow in your next Employment Equity Committee Meeting.