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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 11 : Taxi Sector

Part B : Minimum Wages

7. Prohibited acts concerning pay


(1) An employer may not withhold any payment from an employee or require an employee to pay the employer or any other person in respect of-
(a) the employment or training of that employee;
(b) the supply of any work equipment or tools; or
(c) the supply of anything necessary to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.2


(2) An employer may not levy a fine against an employee.


(3) An employer may not require or permit an employee to—
(a) repay any amount paid except for overpayments previously made by the employer resulting from an error in calculating the employee's pay; or
(b) acknowledge receipt of an amount greater than the pay actually received.



2 An employer may not make any deduction from remuneration or require or permit an employee to make any payment to the employer or any other person in respect of anything than the employer is required to do in the interests of the health and safety of an employee (section 23 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993).