All employees are paid a fair wage in line with the legal minimum wage or equivalent for the sector or country

What does this mean?

  • The payment of fair wages is an essential indicator of fairness in the workplace. Some of these aspects are governed in terms of the law but other aspects are principle-based and are a sign of the commitment of your organisation to allow for a fair and equitable remuneration approach.
  • In terms of the minimum wage, you need to refer to the Sectoral Determination 14: Hospitality Sector, or to the Sectoral Determination relevant to your sector. 
  • You also need to ensure that the working hours for a seasonal or temporary employee allow them to earn at least the minimum wage.

What do I do?

The Department of Labour is a good resource for all matters relating to labour. It is necessary to check on their website in July each year for the new Sectoral Determination. The one for 2014 runs from the 1st July 2014 – 30th June 2015:

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/downloads/legislation/sectoral-determinations/basic-conditions-of-employment/hospitalitywages2014.pdf