HR compliance check list for Small Business

The following is a list of items you can use as a Check list to ensure your business is compliant for all HR regulations.

What do you need to do to be compliant:

  • You need to register with SARS (PAYE)
  • You need to register with UIF Registration
  • You need to register with COIDA Registration
  • You need to register with SDL if Payroll is more than R500k per year
  • You need to display the EEA and BCEA in the workplace
  • Performing work as per section 12 of the OHSA, you will need a Health and Safety Representative for more than 20 employees.
  • You need to have a recently stocked First Aid Kit
  • You need to have someone on site who can administer first aid with a valid first aid certificate.
  • If you have more than 50 Employees or your turnover is above the threshold? You need to submit an Employment Equity Plan
  • You need to have Contracts of employment in place for all employees. (Contractors and Permanent)
  • Although not required, it is best practice to have Basic HR Policy and Procedure in place.
  • Your HR practices need to be in accordance with the EEA.
  • You need to submit a Workplace Skills Plan and an Annual Training Report if you pay SDL levies.
  • All employee Leave must be recorded monthly, and the periods commence from the date of engagement.
  • You need to ensure that you are knowledgeable about the BCEA in South Africa. Get a copy from our Download page


Acronyms Used in the Check List:
EEA – Employment Equity Act
BCEA – Basic Conditions of Employment Act
SARS (PAYE) – South African Revenue Services – Pay as You Earn Tax
UIF – Unemployment Insurance Fund
COIDA – Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
SDL – Skills Development Levy
OSHA – Occupational Health and Safety Act

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