The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) increases by 6.4 percent from 01 July 2012. Employers need to review their contracts of employment or they may unintentionally grant their employees contractual rights over and above the statutory ones.
The earnings threshold is to increase from R172, 000.00 a year to R183, 000.00 a year. The earnings threshold in act operates to exclude employees earning above the threshold from certain BCEA entitlements and protections.
Employees earning above this are excluded from working time protections such as maximum working hours, mal intervals, limits on how much overtime they are permitted to work, enhanced rates of pay for overtime work and work on Sundays, minimum rest intervals, shift allowances and access to transport for night work.
For further information on Unfair Labour Practice or any labour related matters, you can contact Bernard Reisner: