All designated employers must submit their annual Employment Equity (EE) reports to the Department of Employment and Labour, between 1 September 2021 and 15 January 2022.
An employer is designated if it employs more than 50 employees; or less than 50 employees but has an annual turnover equal to or above the relevant industry threshold, in terms of Schedule 4 of the Employment Equity Act (click here).
In order to ensure a successful and timeous submission, it is imperative not to wait until the last minute to draft and submit your EE reports, but to start preparations in order to be able to submit as soon as the online portal opens.
Although this is a cumbersome and business-restricting duty placed upon employers, those who fall foul of the Act may face severe penalties. NEASA Labour Compliance shares this frustration and wants to assist in making this process as painless as possible.