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Basic Conditions of Employment

by admin — last modified 2007-11-05 13:43
Applies to all employers and workers and regulates leave, working hours, employment contracts, deductions, pay slips, and termination


The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies to all employers and workers, but not -members of the -

  • National Defence Force
  • National Intelligence Agency, or
  • South African Secret Service; or
  • unpaid volunteers working for charity

The section of the Act that regulate working hours does not apply to:

  • workers in senior management
  • sales staff who travel and regulate their own working hours
  • workers who work less than 24 hours in a month
  • workers who earn more than R115 572 per year
  • workers engaged in emergency work are excluded from certain provisions.


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  The Basic Conditions of Employment Act
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  English summary of the Act
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