Legal Article - Employment Law

Keeping Records

All employers must keep sufficient records to establish that they are paying their workers at least the National Minimum Wage, including copies of any relevant agreements. These records have to be kept for a minimum of three years after the pay reference period following the pay period that the records cover.
They do not have to be in any particular form. Examples of records that may be sufficient are: gross pay paid to the worker; overtime/shift premia; amount of unconsolidated allowances; any benefits received by the worker; any deductions or payment for accommodation; any absences e.g. rest breaks, sick leave, holidays etc.; any travel or training during work hours and its length; bank statements or other commercial documentation; the total number of hours worked or “fair estimate” or “daily average” of hours to be worked.


Published: 27 May 2011


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