|About this webinar|
This Webinar aims to provide delegates with comprehensive training on the recent amendments to the Employment Equity Act, amendments to prescribed compliance documents and soon to be imposed sector targets applicable to designated employers.
The Employment Equity Act is one of the key legislative and policy interventions in terms of South Africa’s constitution, to achieve equity in the work environment by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discriminatory employment policies, procedures and practices.
Recently, amendments to the Employment Equity Act were signed into law. Amongst the key amendments include:
• Powers to the Minister of Labour to impose sector targets.
• Mandatory compliance certificates for enterprises desiring to do business with the State.
• Changed definition of designated employer and persons with disabilities.
• Removal of requirements for certification for psychological testing and similar assessments
Topics to be covered will include
• Overview of the Employment Equity Act
• Compliance obligations applicable to designated employers
• Consequences of non-compliance
• The Employment Equity Amendment Act and key amendments
• Overview of sector targets and the doctrine of legality
• Overview of the Codes of Good Practices
• Preparation and implementation of employment equity plans
• Prevention and elimination of harassment in the workplace
This Webinar will be presented by Ms Michelle Naidoo who has 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner in the specialist field of employment and labour law. The foundation of her labour and employment law career was established in November 1996 when she was appointed as an Associate to Judges of the Labour Court. Ms Naidoo served at the Labour Court for four years.
After her court experience, Ms Naidoo was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002. In 2005, she was appointed as a Director at Deneys Reitz Inc (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc).
Ms Naidoo is currently a Partner at Mooney Ford Attorneys, a panelist of Aequitate Dispute Resolution Services, and a member of the South African Society for Labour Law.