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

Sectoral Determination 9: Wholesale and Retail Sector, South Africa

Part H : General

33. Attendance Register

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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 ofovertime 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.