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Labour Law In South Africa
The following labour legislation is in place:
- Labour Relations Act
Applies to all workers and employers and aims to advance economic development, social justice, labour peace and the democracy of the workplace.
- Basic Conditions of Employment Act
Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination
- Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease
Workers who are affected by occupational injuries and diseases are entitled to compensation
- Employment Equity Act
Applies to all employers and workers and protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and also provides a framework for implementing affirmative action
- Occupational Health and Safety
Aims to provide and regulate health and safety at the workplace for all workers.
- Skills Development
Aims to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce.
- Skills Development Levies Act
Prescribes how employers should contribute to the National Skills Fund.
- Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)
Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act
Prescribes how employers should contribute to the UIF Contributions fund.
- Unemployment Insurance Act
Provides security to workers when they become unemployed.