Basic Conditions of Employment Act

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The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 gives effect to the right to fair labour practices referred to in section 23(1) of the Constitution by establishing and making provision for the regulation of basic conditions of employment; and thereby to comply with the obligations of the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation.The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, 7 of 2018 was published and takes effect on a date immediately after the National Minimum Wage Act, 2018 has taken effect on 1 January 2019.

Legislation

Acts

  • Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, No 7 of 2018 (1,4Mb PDF)
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (500Kb PDF)
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, No 20 of 2013 (232Kb PDF)
  • Proclamation by the President on the Effective Date of the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, No 20 of 2013 (940 PDF)

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Regulations and Notices

  • 8 February 2021 – Determination: Earnings Threshold (91Kb PDF)
  • 19 December 2018 - Amendment to the BCEA Regulations (173Kb PDF)
  • 15 December 2017 - Sectoral  Determination 7 : Domestic worker sector minimum wage from 1 January 2018 to 30 November 2018 (300Kb PDF)
  • 10 June 2016 - Sectoral  Determination 14 : Hospitality sector minimum wage from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019 (200Kb PDF)
  • 1 July 2014 - Earnings Threshold with effect from 1 July 2014 (99Kb PDF)
  • 29 August 2014 - Amendment to BCEA Regulations (255Kb PDF)
  • 26 November 2014 - Amendment to BCEA Regulations (759Kb PDF)

Information

  • 30 July 2018 – Constitutional Court decision on temporary employment services (200Kb PDF)
  • 1 March 2018 – Summary of changes to the Domestic Worker minimum wages from 1 January 2018 (100Kb PDF)
  • 1 March 2018 – Summary of proposals in the National Minimum Wage Bill  (300Kb PDF)