Black Friday 2017 – Legislation Charts
Legislation charts should be displayed where it could be seen by all employees in order to create an awareness of legislation. Legislation charts are a summary of the prescribed legislation.
Some of legislation charts available:
- Basic Conditions of Employment Act
- Employment Equity
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Skills Development Act
- Tobacco Products Control Act
- Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
Although it is good practice to display these charts it is not a legal requirement to display all of them. According to legal prescription most businesses would be obligated to only display two summaries. The summary of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997) as well as the summary of the Employment Equity Act (Act 55 of 1998).
Summary of the 2 compulsory charts:
a) Summary of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act:
Section 30 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act requires all employers to display the employee’s rights, at the workplace. It must be in the prescribed form and displayed in the official language(s) spoken by employees at the workplace.
b) Summary of the Employment Equity Act:
Section 25(1) of the Employment Equity Act requires employers to display a summary of the Act.
Please note that employers with five or more persons in their employment must have a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993) and the relevant regulations readily available at the workplace. Even where the total number of employees is less than five, the employer must, on request of an employee, make a copy of the Act available to that employee.
Employers and companies that do not comply with the above mentioned prescriptions may receive penalties from the Department of Labour.