Department of Employment and Labour
Regulations on the Compensation Fund’s Employer Assessment Model have been corrected.
The employment and labour department announced the corrections in Government Gazette 44409.
The Regulations containing the tariffs of assessment were drawn up in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act and published in Gazette 43959 in December 2020.
According to Section 83(1) on assessment of employer, an employer shall be assessed or provisionally assessed by the department according to a tariff of assessment calculated on the basis of such percentage of the annual earnings of the employees as the department may deem necessary given the requirements of the Compensation Fund for the year of assessment.
The tariffs applied from 1 March 2021.
Corrections were made to the definition of Period of Assessment, on Class J (Subclass Code 0114 Tillage & Forestry), on Class L (Subclass Code 0701 Cotton/Wool Mnfr 2021 Rate is 1.87) and on Class M (Subclass Code 2500 households).
According to the corrected Regulations, the 2021 assessment year is the 1st of March 2021 to 28th of February 2022.
In Gazette 44384, the department announced the cancellation of registration of employers’ organisations in terms of the Labour Relations Act with effect from 18 March 2021.
Meanwhile, the department has published further notices in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act outlining the annual increase in medical tariffs (5.47%) in various medical sectors:
• Gazette 44406 – optometrist and speech/audiologist – in effect on 1 April 2021;
• Gazette 44407 – physiotherapist – in effect on 1 April 2021; and
• Gazette 44408 – occupational therapy – in effect on 1 April 2021.