In addition to the normal Statutory Records that employers are required to keep, the following records must be kept for any children and young persons employed by them -
- full name
- date of birth
- time work begins each day
- time work finishes each day
- rate of wages or salary paid per day, week, month or year, as appropriate
- total amount of wages or salary paid to each person
In addition, before employing someone under 16 years of age, an employer must see a copy of the child's birth certificate and obtain the written permission of a parent or guardian to employ the child.
Under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994, an employer must provide all workers under the age of 18 years with a copy of the official summary of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, together with the other details of their terms of employment within one month of taking up a job.
Employers are required by legislation to display an Abstract of the Act - a poster version of the summary information for this purpose may be viewed and downloaded on this link - Information Poster - Employing Persons Under 18 years - (English) - (Gaeilge)