Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996

Employer records.


15.(1) An employer shall keep, at the place where a young person or child is employed, such records as are necessary to show whether the provisions of this Act are being complied with in relation to his or her employees and such records shall be retained by the employer for at least 3 years.

(2) In any case where—

(a) there is a dispute between an employer and employee, or

(b) there is a prosecution for an offence under this Act,

and the records required to be kept by an employer under subsection (1) are not available, the onus of proving that the provisions of this Act have been complied with shall lie on the employer.

(3) An employer who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.


Modifications (not altering text):


Obligation to keep records where young person or child is employed construed (30.09.1997) by Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997) s. 36(3), S.I. No. 392 of 1997.

Provisions in relation to Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996.

36.— ...

(3) The obligation of an employer under section 15 of the Act of 1996 to keep the records referred to in that section at the place where the young person or child concerned is employed shall, if the young person or child is employed by the employer at 2 or more places, be construed as an obligation to keep the said records at the place from which the activities that the young person or child is employed to carry on are principally directed or controlled.