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The employer cannot withhold any provident fund benefits himself. He has to ask the provident fund for permission.
If you belong to a bargaining council fund it can take up to six months.
All employers must register employees with the Unemployment Insurance Fund. You can report the employers to the Labour Department.
There are four steps to follow to submit a claim.
Not registering you and sending fake details to the Department of Labour is a crime, as is not paying your annual leave or swearing at you.
You can join a union and insist on your rights under the law.
Most provident funds say you must remain a member of the fund as long as you are employed by the employer participating in the fund.
You do not have the right to appeal a decision of the arbitrator, but you can take the arbitrator to the Labour Court for misconduct.
You cannot be dismissed for insisting on your rights under the law.