From 1 April 2016, all employers must maintain detailed employment records of employees covered by the Employment Act. Here are the detailed requirements such as what items to include and how long to keep them.
Employers must maintain records for all employees covered by the Employment Act.
|Format||Soft or hard copy, including handwritten.|
|For how long?||
What to record
The records are in two categories:
- Employee records
- Salary records
For non-citizens, work pass number and expiry date.
|3||Date of birth.|
|5||Date of starting employment.|
|6||Date of leaving employment.|
|7||Working hours, including duration of meals and tea breaks.|
|8||Dates and other details of public holidays and leave taken.|
The items are the same as for itemised pay slips.
|1||Full name of employer.|
|2||Full name of employee.|
|3||Date of payment (or dates, if the pay slips consolidates multiple payments).|
For hourly, daily or piece-rated workers, indicate all of the following:
|5||Start and end date of salary period.|
Allowances paid for salary period, such as:
Any other additional payment for each salary period, such as:
Deductions made for each salary period, such as:
|9||Overtime hours worked.|
|11||Start and end date of overtime payment period (if different from item 5 start and end date of salary period).|
|12||Net salary paid in total.|
Help for employers
For help complying with these requirements, you can tap on the assistance package for employers. Find templates, tools, workshops and advisory services.