Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

Records of wages.

52.—(1) Where any rules regulating minimum rates of wages are in force and are applicable to a member of the staff of a particular shop, it shall be the duty of the proprietor of such shop to keep at such shop such records as are necessary to show that such rules are being complied with in relation to such member, and to permit an inspector to inspect at all reasonable times and take copies of such records.

(2) If the proprietor of a shop—

(a) fails or neglects to keep at such shop such records as are required by this section to be kept, or refuses to allow an inspector to inspect such records or take copies thereof at any reasonable time, or

(b) wilfully or negligently makes in such records any entry which is false or misleading in any material particular,

such proprietor shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

(3) In this section the word “inspector” means a person authorised in writing by the Minister to exercise the powers conferred on an inspector by this section.