An employer must maintain detailed employment records for all employees covered under the Employment Act. The last 2 years of employment records need to be kept for employees in soft or hard copy (including handwritten). Records need to be kept for 1 year after an employee ceases employment.
Employment records consist of 2 groups - employee records and salary records (identical to itemised pay slips).
List of items to be included in employee records:
NRIC number; Work pass number and expiry date for foreigners
Date of birth
Employment start date
Employment cessation date
Working hours including duration of breaks
Details of Leave taken and Public Holidays