The Minister of Labour has promulgated the regulations pertaining to applications for exemptions from the National Minimum Wage.
Employers may apply for an exemption, through an online system, of a maximum of 10% of the current minimum wage which has been set at R 20.00 per hour.
application – National Minimum Wage (Exemption)
|National Minimum Wage Act|
|The Act prescribes minimum wages for all workers. The Act makes provision for an employer or an employers’ organisation, acting on behalf of its members, to apply for exemption. The Regulations makes provision for the form and manner in which exemptions must be made e.g. information to be submitted, obligations on employers to consult, criteria when evaluating and the period within which and application must be made.|
|An application must be lodged through the National Minimum Wage system online by following procedures as prompted by the system by providing the following information as required by the system:
The regulations may be viewed by clicking here. The online system can be accessed at https://nmw.labour.gov.za.
Members can contact their Regional NEASA office for assistance in this regard.
For more information visit: https://neasa.co.za/contact-us/