Parental Leave Act, 1998


27.—(1) An employer shall make a record of the parental leave and force majeure leave taken by his or her employees showing the period of employment of each employee and the dates and times upon which each employee was on parental leave or force majeure leave.

(2) A record made under this section shall be retained by the employer concerned for a period of 8 years and, if the Minister specifies the form of such records (which he or she is hereby empowered to do), the record shall be in that form or a form to the like effect.

(3) Notices, or copies of notices, required by this Act to be retained by a person shall be retained by the person for a period of one year.

(4) An employer who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500.

(5) An inspector (within the meaning of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 ) may, for the purposes of this section, exercise any of the powers conferred on him or her by that Act.

(6) Proceedings for an offence under this section may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.