Are there rules or guidelines around maintaining HR records?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 May 2016
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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There are both statutory and common law requirements regarding the maintenance of HR records. Section 25 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the “Act”) requires employers to keep certain HR/employee records for a period of 3 years from the date of creation to demonstrate that the provisions of the Act have been complied with. The format in which such records must be kept is prescribed by the Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001 S.I. 473/2001 and includes the retention of information such as names and addresses, PPS numbers, job descriptions, contracts of employment, days/hours worked, annual leave/public holidays taken and

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