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You have to keep written records about your employees for 7 years. They must be legible, in English and readily accessible to a Fair Work Inspector. It’s best practice that they are written in plain and simple English.
You can use our record-keeping templates to make sure you’re meeting your obligations.
You have to keep a written record of:
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For your employees who are paid superannuation:
Note: if you pay a defined benefit interest into a defined benefit fund you don’t have to include these contributions.
If the employee has a written guarantee of annual earnings for more than $129 300 a year (indexed annually):
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