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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Industry (Pretoria)

Main Collective Agreement

6. Payment of Wages and Authorized Deductions




(a) Wages shall be paid in cash, cheque or electronic transfer daily, weekly or monthly, as the case may be, unless the contract of employment of an employee is terminated before the usual pay day, when wages shall be paid immediately on such termination.
(b) All wages due paid in cash or by cheque shall be placed in a sealed envelope, reflecting the full name of the employee, the period for which the particular payment is made, any deductions made in terms of this Agreement, and the amount contained in the envelope in the form as set out in Annexure B.
(c) all employees irrespective of method of payment must receive payslip.


(2) No deductions of any description other than the following may be made from the remuneration due to an employee:
(a) Except where otherwise provided in this Agreement, whenever an employee is absent from work, other than on the instructions or at the request of the employer, a deduction proportionate to the period of his absence and calculated on the basis of the wage which such employee was receiving in respect of his ordinary hours of work at the time of such absence;
(b) contributions to Council funds in terms of clause 22 of this Agreement;
(c) subscriptions and other monies due to the trade union in terms of clause 36;
(d) subscription to any medical aid scheme registered with RAMS (Registered Association of Medical Schemes);
(e) subscription to the Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Trade Pension Fund in terms of the Pension Fund Act;
(f) deductions for stock used by the employee in rendering salon services to clients, or a percentage of the gross takings of the employee, which deductions shall be stipulated in a written agreement signed by both employer and employee.
(g) deductions that an employer is required to make in terms of any Act, or any other amount that an employer is legally or by order of any competent court required or permitted to make or in accordance with a written authority given to the employer by such employee.


(3) Wages due to an employee in terms of clause 5 shall be paid by 12:00 on the last day of each and every month: Provided that should such day of that particular month fall on any day other than a business day, such wages shall be paid at 12:00 on the business day immediately preceding such day.


(4) Payment of wages/remuneration shall be made at the place where the employee is actually engaged, or employed at the time of the payment of wages/remuneration, in cash or with negotiable cheque or electronic transfer.