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newsBusinessLive reports that legislative amendments are in the pipeline to enforce compliance with the employment equity law and to provide incentives for employers who fulfil their obligations.  

The proposals are intended to accelerate transformation in the workplace.  Last week, the Employment Equity Commission (CEE) released its report for 2017, which showed that white men still dominated senior management echelons, with their representation far exceeding their share of the economically active population.  The proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act (EEA) have been approved by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) and will be released for public comment in the near future.  One amendment will be a change in the definition of designated employers (those required to comply with the act) to remove their turnover threshold, though not the number of employees.  A further amendment will see sectors setting transformation targets to replace the system of self-imposed targets that companies set themselves.

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