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Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014

Long title


To provide for public employment services; to provide for the establishment of schemes to promote the employment of young work seekers and other vulnerable persons; to provide for schemes to assist employees in distressed companies to retain employment; to facilitate the employment of foreign nationals in a manner that is consistent with the objects of this Act and the Immigration Act, 2002; to provide for the registration and regulation of private employment agencies; to provide for the establishment of the Employment Services Board; to provide for the establishment of Productivity South Africa; to provide for the establishment of Supported Employment Enterprises; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION, PURPOSES AND ADMINISTRATION
1. Definitions
2. Purpose of Act
3. Interpretation
4. Administration of Act

CHAPTER 2. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
5. Public employment services
6. Promotion of employment of youth and other vulnerable work seekers
7. Job retention
8. Employment of foreign nationals
9. Prohibited acts in respect of foreign nationals
10. Reporting on vacancies and filling of positions
11. Employment information
12. Financing of public employment services

CHAPTER 3. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES
13. Registration of private employment agencies
14. Prohibited acts in respect of private employment agencies
15. Charging of fees by private employment agencies
16. Retention of information by private employment agencies
17. Confidentiality of information collected
18. Cancellation of registration of private employment agency
19. Review of decision of registrar

CHAPTER 4. EMPLOYMENT SERVICES BOARD
20. Establishment of Employment Services Board
21. Composition of Board
22. Functions of Board
23. Constitution of Board
24. Disqualification from membership of Board
25. Resignation and removal from office
26. Dissolution of Board
27. Secretariat of Board
28. Remuneration and allowances
29. Finances
30. Reporting

CHAPTER 5. PRODUCTIVITY SOUTH AFRICA
31. Establishment of Productivity South Africa
32. Functions of Productivity South Africa
33. Establishment and composition of Board of Productivity South Africa
34. Constitution of Board of Productivity South Africa
35. Chief Executive Officer
36. Dissolution of Board
37. Disqualification from membership of Board
38. Resignation and removal from office
39. Remuneration of members of Board of Productivity South Africa
40. Finances of Productivity South Africa
41. Reporting

CHAPTER 6. PROMOTION OF SUPPORTED WORK FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
42. Establishment of Supported Employment Enterprises
43. Functions of Supported Employment Enterprises
44. Appointment of head of Supported Employment Enterprises
45. Powers and functions of head of Supported Employment Enterprises
46. Staff of Supported Employment Enterprises
47. Finances of Supported Employment Enterprises

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
48. Jurisdiction of Labour Court
49. Monitoring and enforcement
50. Offences and penalties
51. Delegations
52. Regulations
53. Repeal of laws and transitional provisions
54. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. LAW REPEALED (Section 53) [s53]
Sch. 2. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS [s53(2)]
Sch. 3. OFFENCES FOR WHICH A FINE CAN BE IMPOSED BY LABOUR COURT IN TERMS OF SECTION 49(2) [s49(2)]
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