1. Employers shall ensure that they comply with national law in respect of working hours, and shall in particular ensure that:
- normal working hours do not exceed 45 hours per week;
- overtime work and work on public holidays is voluntary,
- work on Sundays and Public Holidays is remunerated at double the employee’s hourly wage;
- overtime hours do not exceed 10 hours a week for cellars and 15 hours for farms, and overtime work is remunerated at a premium of one and a half times the person’s hourly rate,
- workers do not work for more than a week without a break of at least 36 hours;
- workers receive at least three week’s paid leave per year
- workers are paid in respect of their sick leave, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
- workers are provided with maternity/family responsibility leave in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
2. Management shall keep written records of all hours worked and leave taken by employees, in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and or SD 13.
3. Prior to commencement of employment, all employees shall be provided with a contract of employment, which will set out their terms and conditions of employment in relation to working hours, remuneration and leave.
South African Legislation
- Chapter 2 Regulation of working time (sections 6 to 18)
- Chapter 3 Leave (sections 19 to 27)
- Code of Good Practice on the arrangement of working time.
- BCEA SD13: Part D: Hours of Work
- BCEA SD13: Part E: Leave
- ILO 001, Hours of Work Industry, 1919
- ILO 014, Weekly Rest (Industry), 1921
- ILO 156, Workers with Family Responsibilities, 1981
- ILO 183, Maternity Protection, 2000
- ILO 122, Employment Policy, 1964