Minimum wage defaulters to be named and shamed

The national minimum wage stipulates that R20 is the minimum rate workers should earn per hour. Courtesy #DStv403

PRETORIA - Companies that fail to comply with the national minimum wage will be named and shamed by the Department of Labour from the end of March.

The department says there'll be no hiding as it is carrying out national inspections to assess levels of compliance.

Various sectors have been identified as problem areas.

These sectors include non-governmental organisations, agriculture, wholesale and retail as well as hospitality.

Non-compliance will affect the bottom-line of these companies.

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The national minimum wage stipulates that R20 is the minimum rate workers should earn per hour.

For farm and forestry workers it is R18, domestic workers R15 and R11 per hour for Extended Public Works Programme employees.

The wholesale and retail sector, run mainly by Chinese nationals, has especially been identified as troublesome.

Labour department inspectors will continue with their national operations throughout the year.

Source
eNCA