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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



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.