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Earning Threshold and Basic Conditions of employemnt

Employee Earnings Threshold And The Basic Conditions Of Employment Act

According to Government Gazette No 44137 dated 8 February 2021, the Minister of Employment and Labour announced the new earnings threshold for employees will be adjusted to R211,596.30 (R17,633 per month). This adjustment means that any employee who earns more than R211,596.30 annually is excluded from the following sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act:

Section 9 – Ordinary hours of work

Section 10 – Overtime

Section 11 – Compressed working week

Section 12 – Averaging of hours of work

Section 14 – Meal intervals

Section 15 – Daily and weekly rest period

Section 16 – Pay for work on Sundays

Section 17(2) – Night work

Section 18(3) – Working on public holidays

“Earnings” is defined in the Act as “remuneration before deductions i.e. income tax, pension, medical and similar payments but excluding similar payments (contributions) made by the employer in respect of the employee.”  It does not include subsistence or transport allowances, bonuses, commissions or other achievement awards and payment for overtime.

Read the Full Gazette Notice 

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