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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 14 : Hospitality Sector, South Africa

Part C : Particulars of Employment

8. Written particulars of employment


1) An employer must supply an employee, when the employee commences work, with the following particulars in writing—
(a) the full name and address of the employer;
(b) the name and occupation of the employee, or a brief description of the work for which the employee is employed;
(c) the place of work, and where the employee is required or permitted to work at various places, an indication of this;
(d) the date on which employment began;
(e) the employee's ordinary hours of work and days of work;
(f) the employee's wage or the rate and method of payment;
(g) the rate of pay for overtime work;
(h) any other cash payments that the employee is entitled to;
(i) any food or accommodation that the employee is entitled to and the value of the food or accommodation;
(j) any other payment in kind received by the employee;
(k) how frequently wages will be paid;
(l) any deductions to be made from the employee's wages;
(m) the leave to which the employee 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 an employee is not able to understand the written particulars, the employer must ensure that they are explained to the employee in a language and in a manner that the employee understands.


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


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