Pay Solutions are here to make life easier for the Employer and Employee by allowing your company to focus on their core business whilst we take care of all your company’s payroll needs. Pay Solutions can assist with UIF registrations back pay thus ensuring your company stays on the right side of the law.
What is the purpose of UIF?
The Unemployment Insurance Act provides protection to workers who become unemployed. It prescribes claiming unemployment benefits for unemployment, maternity benefits, illness benefits, adoption benefits and dependents’ benefits.
Who is entitled to UIF?
The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act apply to all employers and workers, but not to –
- workers working less than 24 hours a month for an employer;
- public servants;
- foreigners working on contract;
- workers who get a monthly State (old age) pension; or
- workers who only earn commission.
Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act since 1 April 2003.
What defines a Domestic Worker
According to the Unemployment Insurance Act 2003 a “domestic worker” means an employee who performs domestic work in the home of his employer, and includes a
– person employed by a household as a driver of a motor vehicle
– person who takes care of any person in that home
– does not include a farm worker.
According to legislation, domestic workers should work no more than 45 hours per week. If they work a five day week , no more than 9 hours a day and no more than 8 hours per day if working a 6 day week.
Domestic workers should work no more than 15 hours per week overtime, and no more than three hours on any one day.
They should also receive double pay on Sundays or public holidays.
Pay Solutions offer a full UIF registrations and back pay service, whereby we ensure all employees including domestics are registered with the Department of Labour and UIF is being paid for by the employer.
Please note this is an additional service that Pay Solutions offer and is not included in the monthly payroll charges.
Disclaimer: The information published in this article or newsletter is of general nature and should not be used without obtaining specific advice as to its application in your business or under your specific circumstances. Pay Solutions will accept no liability if the information is used without first obtaining specific advice from one of our consultants.