Basic Conditions of Employment Act: Earnings Threshold Increase
The Minister of Employment and Labour issued Government Gazette Number 48092 on 20 February 2023 to increase the BCEA Earnings threshold from R224 080,48 pa to R241 110,59 pa with effect from 1 March 2023.
Note that the concept of ‘BCEA earnings’ is unchanged. Its ‘definition’ is included in the notice and is only used for the application of this threshold.
In simple terms, ‘BCEA earnings’ for the purpose of this earnings threshold is remuneration as defined by the BCEA, but excluding achievement awards (commission, bonuses, etc.) and overtime.
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