Department of Labour Legislation update
COID: MAXIMUM EARNING AMOUNT INCREASE & ANNUAL RETURN FORMS REVISED
Government Gazette notice no. 449 on 15 April 2016
Occupational Injuries and Diseases: Maximum Earning Amount Increase
Department of Labour published Government Gazette notice no. 449 on 15 April 2016 in respect of an increase in the maximum amount of earnings. Effective date is 1 April 2016. The prescribed amount under Section 83(8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No 130 of 1993 (COIDA) has been increased to R377 097 per annum.
Occupational Injuries and Diseases: Return of Earnings Form revised
A revised return of earnings form (W.As.8) in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act has been drawn up and published on 15 April 2016 in Government Gazette notice no.444. The previous form and rules have been repealed with immediate effect.
All employers are still encouraged to file the return online on the website of the Department of Labour.
To view the new W.As.8 form and rules, please follow this link