Labour dept in door-to-door ‘madams’ blitz

2011-09-13 00:00

EMPLOYERS of domestic workers in KwaZulu-Natal can expect a knock on the door over the next two weeks, Labour Department communications manager Jay Anand said yesterday.

“Failure to comply with labour laws that protect domestic workers will result in prosecution,” he added.

More than 200 inspectors from 16 labour centres in KZN will inspect workplaces to establish if there are any contraventions of labour laws, giving particular attention to requirements set out in the sectoral determination that came into effect on September 1, 2002.

Employers’ compliance will be checked in the areas of working hours, minimum wages, employment contracts, payslips and registration with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and other areas.

Asked whether it will be a challenge to check on employers and working conditions, Anand said that once the numbers are processed at the end the inspections an approach will be decided on and implemented.

He said, “There are certain basic laws that need to be adhered to when employing domestic workers.

“The aim of the initiative, which forms part of a national inspection campaign by the department, is to improve compliance levels with labour laws country-wide.”

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