Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Labour.

Updated Fees for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Published

Department of Labour

Six notices have been published regarding amendments to regulations for the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (1993).

The notices refer to the annual increase in medical tariffs (excluding VAT) for medical services providers, pharmacies, ambulances and hospital groups in respect of services rendered to injured employees with effect from 1 April 2014.

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).