Employment Equity – Interesting Fact

Employment Equity – Interesting Fact

Employment Equity

Are you a classified employer under the Act if you do not employ people?

A person becomes a designated employer if they employ more than 49 employees or employ less than 50, but have a turnover that is equal to or greater than the turnover detailed in Schedule 4 of the Act.

In a situation where you have a company that does not employ anyone but meets the criteria from a turnover perspective, does this company become a designated employer?

No, it does not. The definition above clearly states that you can only be designated when you employ people and are therefore classified as an EMPLOYER.