Republic of Ireland: Employment Rights – Guidance on compliance inspectionsMonday, November 3rd, 2008
The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) is responsible for monitoring a range of employment rights through its Inspection Service. An employer’s records may be inspected as a result of complaints received of alleged breaches of employment rights, as a result of targeted inspection campaigns and as a result of routine inspection enquiries.
NERA has published a Guide to Inspections, listing the different records that an inspector will require to see during the course of an inspection. These records include:
- Employer Registration Number with the Revenue Commissioners.
- list of all employees including: full name, address and PPS Number for each employee (full-time and part-time).
- terms of employment for each employee.
- payroll details (gross to net, rate per hour, overtime, deductions, shift and other premiums and allowances, commissions and bonuses, service charges, etc.).
- evidence that the employer has provided payslips to staff.
- employees’ job classification.
- dates of commencement and where relevant, termination of employment.
- hours of work for each employee (including starting and finishing times).
- register of employees under 18 years of age.
- whether board and/or lodgings are provided and relevant details.
- holidays and Public Holiday entitlements received by each employee.
- any documentation necessary to demonstrate compliance with employment rights legislation.
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