Earnings Threshold and Hospitality Sector Minimum Wage 2014

on Tuesday, 15 July 2014. Posted in News

Earnings Threshold 2013

Department of Labour has increased the annual earnings threshold; the new earnings threshold officially came into effect from the 1st of July. Here's what you need to know about the change...

The new earnings threshold for 2014 / 2015 is R205 433.30 annually or R17,129 monthly. 

This threshold operates to exclude employees earning above the threshold from certain BCEA entitlements and protections. Employees earning above this are excluded from working time protections such as maximum working hours, meal intervals, limits on how much overtime they are permitted to work, enhanced rates of pay for overtime work and work on Sundays, minimum rest intervals, shift allowances and access to transport for night work.

Please review yours contracts to ensure you comply or call me to discuss.

Increase to minimum wage within Hospitality sector 2014

The Hospitality Sector's new minimum wage has been adjusted upward with effect from 1 July 2014. The new wage adjustments will be applicable until 30 June 2015.

  • For employers with 10 or less employees the monthly wage is R2601.88 and the hourly rate R13.34
  • For employers with more than 10 employees the monthly wage is R2,900.08 and the hourly rate R14.87

This is an increase of 7.7%.