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UIF Submissions D-day For Domestic Employers

by lloyd last modified 2008-05-16 16:04

Domestic employers have until next Monday (Jan 7) to submit the new details of their workers in line with the latest stipulated wage increases, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) warned today.

Released by The Department of Labour on 23 January 2008

Domestic employers have until next Monday (Jan 7) to submit the new details of their workers in line with the latest stipulated wage increases, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) warned today.

 

As of December 01, 2007, domestic workers’ wages went up by 9.3 percent from R1066.83 to R1166.05 per month for employees working for more than 27 hours per week in higher paid areas or urban areas, while those in rural areas now earn R946.04 from the previous R865.54 per month.

 

In terms of the Unemployment Insurance Act, any payment due to a domestic worker in the event of a claim for unemployment, illness, maternity, adoption or death benefit is determined by the last salary received by the particular worker.

 

The applicable two percent contributions in line with the new minimum wage are R23, 32 for urban areas and R18, 92 for rural areas.

 

Explaining the upcoming deadline, UIF spokesperson Kgomotso Sebetso today warned that the more than 550 000 currently registered employers were obliged to forward new details of UIF contributions within 7 days after December.

 

Sebetso said a failure to heed the deadline would not only be breaking the law, but would also be cheating on and putting the worker at a disadvantage.

 

 “The deadline to submit the new information is close of business on Monday, January 07, 2008 and employers who fail to submit the new details will have to face the music,” he said.

 

He said employers were also obliged by law to register with the UIF. He warned that failure to submit new details or to register with the UIF is punishable by either a fine or imprisonment or both.

 

 Employers can make use of the existing online collection channel – the uFiling system – which is specially created for the sector and is accessed on www.ufiling.gov.za to provide domestic employers with a secure, convenient way of paying contributions and making declarations to the Fund.

 

For further assistance employers could visit the nearest labour centre or the website of the Department of Labour at www.labour.gov.za or dial the UIF Call Centre at (012) 337 1680.

 

Enquiries: Name Kgomotso Sebetso
Telephone 073 2699 870
Email kgomotso.sebetso@labour.gov.za




 

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