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The Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Obligation to keep records, etc.

20.—(1) The employer of any workers to whom an order under Article 15 applies shall keep such records as are necessary to show—

(a)whether or not the provisions of this part are being complied with in relation to the payment of remuneration to those workers, and

(b)the amount of any deductions or payments made in the case of those workers in respect of the provision of living accommodation by the employer; and the records shall be retained by the employer for a period of 3 years beginning with the date of the payments or deductions in question.

(2) The employer of any such workers shall post in the prescribed manner such notices as may be prescribed for the purpose of informing the workers—

(a)of any order under Article 15, or proposal under paragraph 1 of Schedule 3, that affects them; or

(b)of such other matters (if any) as may be prescribed.

(3) Where any such workers are homeworkers, the employer shall notify them in the prescribed manner of the matters mentioned in paragraph (2).

(4) An employer who fails to comply with any of the requirements of this Article shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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