New definition of “designated groups”, equal pay for workers of equal value, Compliance and Enforcement orders, scope of jurisdiction: CCMA:

The EE Act came into effect on the 1st of August 2014 after the bill was signed in January 2014 by the Presdident. Some of the changes, would include the changes to definitions to exclude persons who were not citizens prior to 1994 to benefit from Affirmative Action as well as the inclusion of new sections to deal with wage disparities in the same / similar work categories, which would include contract / TES workers.

Fines have also been increased ranging from R1.5 M to R2.7M.