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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 12 : Forestry Sector, South Africa

Part C : Particulars of Employment

11. Written particulars of employment


(1) An employer must supply a forestry worker, when the forestry worker starts employment, with the following particulars in writing—
(a) the full name and address of the employer;
(b) the name and occupation of the forestry worker, and a brief description of the work for which the forestry worker is employed;
(c) the place of work, and where the forestry worker is required or permitted to work at various places, an indication of this;
(d) the date on which employment began;
(e) the forestry worker's ordinary hours of work and days of work;
(f) the forestry worker's wage or the rate and method of payment;
(g) the rate of pay for overtime work;
(h) any other cash payments that the forestry worker is entitled to;
(i) any food or accommodation payment that the forestry worker is entitled to and the value of the food or accommodation calculated in accordance;
(j) any other payment in kind received by the employer;
(k) how frequently wages will be paid;
(l) any deductions to be made from the forestry worker's wages;
(m) the leave to which the forestry worker is entitled to;
(n) the period of notice required to terminate employment, or if employment is for a specific period, the date when employment is to terminate.


(2) If a forestry worker is not able to understand the written particulars, the employer must ensure that they are explained to the forestry worker in a language and in a manner that the forestry worker understands.


(3) The employer must revise the written particulars if there is any change in the forestry worker's terms of employment.


(4) An employer must retain a copy of the written particulars while the forestry worker is employed and for three years thereafter.