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Amended Basic Conditions of Employment Act_Employment Amendment Act 2002

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Basic Conditions of Employment Act (No. 75 of 1997 )
as amended by the
Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, 2002

Summary: To give 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; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa as follows:-

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Definitions, purpose and application of this Act


   1.  Definitions

   2.  Purpose of this Act

   3.  Application of this Act

   4.  Inclusion of provisions in contracts of employment

   5.  This Act not affected by agreements

Chapter 2: Regulation of working time


   6.  Application of this Chapter

   7.  Regulation of working time

   8.  Interpretation of day

   9.  Ordinary hours of work

   10.  Overtime

   11.  Compressed working week

   12.  Averaging of hours of work

   13.  Determination of hours of work by Minister

   14.  Meal intervals

   15.  Daily and weekly rest period

   16.  Pay for work on Sundays

   17.  Night work

   18.  Public holidays

Chapter 3: Leave


   19.  Application of this Chapter

   20.  Annual leave

   21.  Pay for annual leave

   22.  Sick leave

   23.  Proof of incapacity

   24.  Application to occupational accidents or diseases

   25.  Maternity leave

   26.  Protection of employees before and after birth of a child

   27.  Family responsibility leave

Chapter 4: Particulars of employment and remuneration


   28.  Application of this Chapter

   29.  Written particulars of employment

   30.  Informing employees of their rights

   31.  Keeping of records

   32.  Payment of remuneration

   33.  Information about remuneration

   34.  Deductions and other acts concerning remuneration

   35.  Calculation of remuneration and wages

Chapter 5: Termination of employment


   36.  Application of this Chapter

   37.  Notice of termination of employment

   38.  Payment instead of notice

   39.  Employees in accommodation provided by employers

   40.  Payments on termination

   41.  Severance pay

   42.  Certificate of service

Chapter 6: Prohibition of employment of children and forced labour


   43.  Prohibition of employment of children

   44.  Employment of children of 15 years or older

   45.  Medical examinations

   46.  Prohibitions

   47.  Evidence of age

   48.  Prohibition of forced labour

Chapter 7: Variation of basic conditions of employment


   49.  Variation by agreement

   50.  Variation by Minister

Chapter 8: Sectoral determinations


   51.  Sectoral determination

   52.  Investigation

   53.  Conduct of investigation

   54.  Preparation of report

   55.  Making of sectoral determination

   56.  Period of operation of sectoral determination

   57.  Legal effect of sectoral determination

   58.  Employer to keep a copy of sectoral determination

Chapter 9: Employment Conditions Commission


   59.  Establishment and functions of Employment Conditions Commission

   60.  Composition of Commission

   61.  Public hearings

   62.  Report by Commission

Chapter 10: Monitoring, enforcement and legal proceedings


Part 1 : Monitoring and enforcement


   63.  Appointment of labour inspectors

   64.  Functions of labour inspectors

   65.  Powers of entry

   66.  Powers to question and inspect

   67.  Co-operation with labour inspectors

   68.  Securing an undertaking

   69.  Compliance order

   70.  Limitations

   71.  Objections to compliance order

   72.  Appeals from order of Director-General

   73.  Order may be made order of Labour Court

Part 2 : Legal proceedings


   74.  Consolidation of proceedings

   75.  Payment of interest

   76.  Proof of compliance

   77.  Jurisdiction of Labour Court

Part 3 : Protection of employees against discrimination


   78.  Rights of employees

   79.  Protection of rights

   80.  Procedure for disputes

   81.  Burden of proof

Chapter 11: General


   82.  Temporary employment services

   83.  Deeming of persons as employees

   84.  Duration of employment

   85.  Delegation

   86.  Regulations

   87.  Codes of Good Practice

   88.  Minister's power to add and change footnotes

   89.  Representation of employees or employers

   90.  Confidentiality

   91.  Answers not to be used in criminal prosecutions

   92.  Obstruction, undue influence and fraud

   93.  Penalties

   94.  This Act binds the State

   95.  Transitional arrangements and amendment and repeal of laws

   96.  Short title and commencement

Schedule 1: Procedures For Progressive Reduction Of Maximum Working Hours


   Procedures for progressive reduction of maximum working hours

Schedule 2: Maximum Permissible Fines That May Be Imposed For Failure To Comply With This Act


   Maximum permissible fines that may be imposed for failure to comply with this act

Schedule 3: Transitional Provisions


   Definitions

Schedule 4: Laws Repealed By Section 95(5)


   Laws repealed by section 95(5)


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