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Statutory Employment Records

In compliance with Employment Legislation, and in order to demonstrate that employees are receiving their proper entitlements, an employer is obliged to maintain certain statutory records. The list below sets out the main records required.

  1. Employer registration number with the Revenue Commissioners
  2. Full Name, Address and PPS Number for each employee (full-time and part-time)
  3. Terms of Employment for each employee
  4. Payroll details – i.e. Gross to Net, Rate per hour, Overtime, Deductions, Shift and other Premiums and Allowances, Commissions and Bonuses, Service Charges, etc.
  5. Copies of Payslips
  6. Employees’ Job Classifications
  7. Dates of commencement and, where relevant, termination of employment
  8. Hours of Work for each employee (including starting and finishing times, meal breaks and rest periods). These may be in the form of Form OWT1 or in a form substantially to like effect.
  9. Register of employees under 18 years of age
  10. Whether board and/or lodgings are provided and relevant details
  11. Holiday and Public Holiday entitlements received by each employee
  12. Any documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with employment rights legislation

Additional records may be required to be held depending on the sector/business involved.

(Note – An Inspector from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has the power to seek full access to these records in the course of an inspection.)

Links to related web pages and Guides may be found at the bottom of the page.


Related Links:

  • Payslips

    Employers are obliged to arrange that a written statement of wages be given to every emplo...

  • Annual Leave

    Information relating to entitlements and calculation of Annual Leave.

  • Public Holidays

    Information for employers and employees in relation to Public Holiday entitlements and res...


Related Files:

  • Form OWT1
    Form OWT1

    Format: doc File
              doc Document

    File Size: 29 KB

    Summary: Form OWT1 which may be used by an employer for recording hours worked by an employee

  • Sample Terms of Employment front page preview
    Sample Terms of Employment

    Format: pdf File
              pdf Document

    File Size: 299 KB



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