Vuyo Mafata, the Compensation Fund Commissioner, has published the long awaited notice on registration of Domestic Workers for Workplace Compensation.

The ruling resulted from the 2012 case where the daughter of a domestic worker who was found dead in her employer’s pool, approached the Department of Labour for compensation for her mother’s death. South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled it unconstitutional to exclude domestic workers in private households, from the definition of “employee”.

Deadline Extension: 31 May 2021

The Department of Employment and Labour has published a notice to all employers, informing them that the date for the submission of the 2020 Return of Earnings has been extended to 31 May 2021.

The portal for submitting the returns will be opened as of 01 April 2021 – 31 May 2021.

Employers are required to submit a Return of Earnings form (W.As.8) Annually. Submissions after this date will be considered late and attract a 10% penalty with added interest to the account.

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South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that parts of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida) are unconstitutional in that it excludes domestic workers employed in private households from the definition of ’employee’.

In a judgement handed down on Thursday (19 November), the court said that this effectively denies these domestic workers compensation in the event that they contract diseases or suffer disablement, injuries, or death in the course of their employment.

The ruling follows after the 2012 case of a domestic worker who was found dead in her employer’s pool.

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Free Entry to Public Hearings on the COID Amendment Bill, 2018.

The Objectives of the Amendment Bill are:

  • The inclusion of domestic workers in the Act
  • Improvement of benefits e.g. rehabilitation and early return to work of injured employees
  • Enforcement and compliance.

 

To see the venue dates and times, click here (link to http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/documents/useful-documents/compensation-for-occupational-injuries-and-diseases/coidahearings18.pdf

It is that time of year again when the Department of Labour is focused on Compensation and more specifically, your company’s confirmation of your Return of Earnings. The Department of Labour announced that the deadline for the 2018 Return of Earnings declarations has been extended an

d the system has been open since 01 April and will close on 31 May 2018. This means time is of the essence for your company if you haven’t yet completed or submitted your declaration.