Records to be kept

Inspectors from the Corporation have the authority to inspect employer’s records to check compliance with their obligations.

Employers are required to keep various books and records for seven years after the day an employee stops being employed by the employer.

The records that must be kept are as follows:

  • the employee’s name and date of birth
  • if the employee is a registered worker—the registration number of the worker
  • the nature of the work carried out by the employee
  • the employee’s ordinary wages for each return period
  • the number of days worked by the employee in each return period
  • the date when the employee started work with the employer
  • long service leave granted to the employee
  • if the employee finishes working for the employer—the date the employee finishes work
  • a pro rata payment made instead of long service leave to an employee who stops service.

If you are requested to produce your records for an inspection, you are required to produce the above records for the periods specified on the request.

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