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Employment Equity Amendment Act, No. 47 of 2013

Long title


To amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998, so as to substitute or amend certain definitions; to further regulate the prohibition of unfair discrimination against employees; to further regulate the certification of psychometric testing used to assess employees; to provide for the referral of certain disputes for arbitration to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; to make further provision regarding the evidentiary burden of proof in allegations of unfair discrimination; to further regulate the preparation and implementation of employment equity plans and the submission of reports by designated employers to the Director-General; to further regulate undertakings by designated employers to comply with requests by labour inspectors; to further regulate the issuing of compliance orders; to provide afresh for the assessment of compliance by designated employers with employment equity and the failure of those employers to comply with requests and recommendations made by the Director-General; to extend the powers of commissioners in arbitration proceedings; to provide for that fines payable in terms of the Act must be paid into the National Revenue Fund; to extend the Minister’s power to issue a code of good practice and to delegate certain powers; to increase and provide for the increase by the Minister of certain fines which may be imposed under the Act; and to amend and to provide for the amendment by the Minister of annual turnover thresholds applicable to designated employers; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 55 of 1998...
2. Amendment of section 2 of Act 55 of 1998
3. Amendment of section 6 of Act 55 of 1998
4. Amendment of section 8 of Act 55 of 1998
5. Amendment of section 10 of Act 55 of 1998
6. Substitution of section 11 of Act 55 of 1998
7. Amendment of section 15 of Act 55 of 1998
8. Amendment of section 16 of Act 55 of 1998
9. Amendment of section 19 of Act 55 of 1998
10. Amendment of section 20 of Act 55 of 1998
11. Amendment of section 21 of Act 55 of 1998
12. Amendment of section 27 of Act 55 of 1998
13. Substitution of section 36 of Act 55 of 1998
14. Amendment of section 37 of Act 55 of 1998
15. Repeal of sections 39 and 40 of Act 55 of 1998
16. Substitution of section 42 of Act 55 of 1998
17. Substitution of section 45 of Act 55 of 1998
18. Amendment of section 48 of Act 55 of 1998
19. Amendment of section 50 of Act 55 of 1998
20. Amendment of section 53 of Act 55 of 1998
21. Amendment of section 55 of Act 55 of 1998
22. Amendment of section 56 of Act 55 of 1998
23. Amendment of section 59 of Act 55 of 1998
24. Amendment of section 61 of Act 55 of 1998
25. ... [sic - No text labeled "25."]
26. Insertion of section 64A in Act 55 of 1998
27. Substitution of Schedule 1 to Act 55 of 1998
28. Substitution of Schedule 4 to Act 55 of 1998
29. Transitional provision
30. Short title and commencement
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