Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Draft Bill

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Employment and Labour

Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill

The Department of Labour has published the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Draft Bill, and is asking you to comment.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill, 2017 seeks to introduce amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 in line with the enactment of the National Minimum Wage Act, 2017. The primary amendments to be introduced relate to the repeal of sections of the BCEA that relate to the making of sectoral determinations and the powers and functions of the Employment Conditions Commission. 

Amendments are also made that affect monitoring and enforcement by the labour inspectorate to apply to compliance with the national minimum wage and unemployment insurance and the jurisdiction of the CCMA is extended to include enforcement procedures and claims for underpayment in terms of the BCEA, the national minimum wage, unemployment insurance legislation, and claims arising from contracts or collective agreements.

Comments and Enquiries can be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, 10 January 2018.