Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Labour.

Employment Services Act Signed

The Presidency

The Employment Services Act (2014) which was signed by President Jacob Zuma on 3 April 2014 has been published in the Government Gazette this week.

The new act aims to repeal all the employment services provisions contained in the Skills Development Act (1998) and to provide for a range of measures to promote employment and to also regulate the employment of foreigners.

Exemption From New Construction Regulations Announced

Department of Labour

A temporary exemption for application of the recently enacted 2014 Construction Regulations has been announced by the Department of Labour.

This exemption applies to the application date for the regulations which are made in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993).

Forms and Classifications Published for Occupational Injuries Act

Department of Labour

The updated rules, forms and particulars for the 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 reporting period have been published in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (1993).

The return of earnings form document applicable under the act will be posted to all registered employees and it is also obtainable from the department’s website (