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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 9 : Wholesale and Retail Sector, South Africa

Part H : General

32. Attendance register


(1) This clause does not apply to—
(a) a driver or an employee employed to accompany a driver; or
(b) an employee earning in excess of the amount determined by the Minister in terms of section 6(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.


(2) An employer must—
(a) provide in its establishment a manual or automated attendance register;
(b) record the name of each employee in the register;
(c) ensure that the employee records for each day worked—
(i) the day of the week;
(ii) the time the employee commenced work;
(iii) the time of the starting and finishing of all meal or other intervals which are not part of ordinary hours of work;
(iv) the time of finishing work on the day;
(v) the amount of overtime worked for the day;
(vi) the total number of hours worked for the day; and
(vii) the employee's signature.


(3) An employer must retain the records of attendance referred to in sub-clause (2), for a period of not less than three years.