Are part-time employees eligible to contribute to a provident fund?


Question:

Good day, I would like to know if a part-time worker is entitled to have provident fund deducted from their salary.

Answer:

Zainub, This is governed by the fund rules, and the definition of "eligible employees". Typically, this only includes full-time employees, but under recent labour law changes, part time employees more than 3 months in service may not be prejudiced versus full-time employees (so they may become eligible after three months). This is something you should clarify with your fund administrator, with reference to your General and Special fund rules.

The information and answers supplied in this section do not constitute advice as defined by the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of 2002.


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