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Employment Equity Amendment Act, No. 47 of 2013
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.
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