Changes to Employment Equity Act will cut legislative red tape for small businesses

The proposed changes to the Employment Equity Act hold a myriad of changes, both good and bad, for small businesses. The National Council of Provinces passed the Employment Equity Amendment Bill on Tuesday, 17 May, and it is now in its final stage of promulgation waiting for the president’s signature. The bill will amend the Employment Equity Act. First, and most importantly, is there will be less legislation to comply with for businesses employing fewer than 50 people as they will not be required to have an employment equity plan and submit reports. Hugo Pienaar and Gabby Schafer from Cliffe…

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