If you have a domestic worker or gardener that works more than 24 hours a month, you have to deduct UIF from their salary. As the employer, you also have to make a contribution of 1% of the worker’s salary towards UIF.
A monthly return then has to be submitted to the department of labour indicating the contributions.
Many people think that they are doing their employees a favour by not deducting UIF. But all employees go to the department of labour to claim this once they stop working. Then the employer is left in a situation where they have to pay both the employee and employer contribution from the date the employee started working. And there is then also penalties raised on this amount.
So in short, it is better to follow the correct procedure from day one when employing a new domestic worker or gardener. And thus avoiding problems in future.
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