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.
COIDA – All you need to know ….
If your employee gets injured on duty, do you know what your obligations as an Employer regarding COIDA are?
The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No 130 of 1993 (COIDA) provides for compensation for incapacity caused by occupational injuries or diseases which are sustained or contracted by Employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases.