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Policies, Procedures & SafeguardsJune 9, 2016
As an employer, you may be requested to provide information regarding employees and their employment to a third party at any time. These third parties can be government departments, insurers or even market research businesses.
It is therefore imperative you keep up to date relevant records to abide by your obligations as an employer under the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act).
Employers are required to maintain employee records in English, in a form that is legible and accessible to employees and inspectors. These records must be accurate and kept for a period of seven years.
What records must be kept?
The Act requires the following employment records to be kept:
Producing these records.
Under the Act, employers are required to make a copy of employee records available for inspection and copying by employees, former employees and Fair Work Inspectors.
In certain circumstances, union officials may also have the right to inspect/copy employee records. On receipt of a request to inspect and/or copy records, employers are required to provide on-site access within three days, or alternatively post a copy of the requested records within 14 days.
If you have any queries associated with what records you need to keep, or if you have concerns over a request to inspect, contact Employsure today. Our employment relations specialists will be able to guide you every step of the way. Call today on 1300 651 415.