Checklist of records to be kept by Employers

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) monitor employment conditions in Ireland through its inspection services and can enforce compliance with Irish employment law; this function was taken over from the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) with effect from 1 October 2015. 

We have listed below some of the standard records which a WRC inspector will require access to during the course of an inspection: 



Checklist of records to be kept by Employers



Tick P




Employer registration number with the Revenue Commissioners





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, bonuses, etc.)





Copies of payslips





Employees’ job classification





Dates of commencement and where relevant, termination of employment





Hours of work for each employee (including starting & finishing times, meal breaks, etc)






Register of employees under 18 years of age





Whether board and/or lodgings are provided and relevant details






Annual leave and Public Holiday entitlements received by each employee



Additional records may also be requested from the employer in order demonstrate compliance with employment rights legislation.

If you would like further information in relation to employer obligations in Ireland, please contact a member of our professional Team on +353 74 912 2820 or email us at:


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