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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 D : Hours of Work

16. Payment of overtime


(1) An employer must pay a forestry worker at least one and one-half times the forestry worker’s wage for overtime worked.


(2) Despite sub-clause (1), an agreement may provide for an employer to—
(a) pay a forestry worker not less than the forestry worker’s ordinary wage for overtime worked and grant the forestry worker at least 30 minutes’ time off on full pay for every hour of overtime worked; or
(b) grant a forestry worker a least 90 minutes’ paid time off for each hour of overtime worked.


(3) An employer must grant paid time off in terms of sub-clause (2) within one month of the forestry worker becoming entitled to it.


(4) An agreement in writing may increase the period contemplated by sub-clause (3) to twelve months.


(5) Any overtime worked on a Sunday or public holiday must be paid in accordance with the provisions for Sundays and public holidays in clauses 18 and 23.