Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi has urged employers to comply with labour laws to avoid penalties from the inspectorate.
During an inspection of the Dasbosch Boerdery, which employs 400 employees, Moloi praised the farm management’s cooperation and conduct, stating that the Department seeks cooperation with employers rather than confrontation. While the farm was found to be compliant with certain labour legislation, it was lacking in document submission, audited financial statements, and payroll data, and was given 30 days to comply or face sanctions.
Meanwhile, Employment and Labour Minister T.W Nxesi, Deputy Minister Moloi, and Director-General Thobile Lamati are set to speak at a stakeholder engagement session on the amended Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act and the recently assented Employment Equity (EE) Act.
The session will take place at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday, May 9th, from 08:00-12:00.
The COID Act and EE Act have recently undergone amendments, and the session aims to provide stakeholders with information on the changes and how they may affect employers and employees.