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