The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 regulates minimum
terms and conditions of employment. Certain of the provisions of
the Act do not apply to employees who earn more than an amount
determined from time to time by the Minister of Labour. The current
threshold is R149 736 per annum.
On 13 May 2011, the Minister made a new determination. With
effect from 1 July 2011, the threshold will be R172 000 per annum.
This means that the Act's regime dealing with ordinary hours of
work, overtime, compressed working weeks, averaging of hours of
work, meal intervals, daily and weekly rest periods, and payment
for work on Sundays, night work and public holidays will be
extended to all employees earning less than R172 000 per annum (or
R14 333.33 per month). Employees presently earning between R149 736
and R172 000 will become subject to the provisions of the Act from
For this purpose, an employee's earnings is his or her
regular annual remuneration before deductions such as, for example,
income tax and pension and medical aid contributions. Certain
allowances and awards and overtime payments are not to be
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