2. What is the format required for the record of the total number of hours worked?
Neither the Employment Ordinance nor the Minimum Wage Ordinance specifies the form of recording the total number of hours worked. Officers of the Labour Department may inspect the wage and employment records and require the total number of hours worked and the following particulars in the wage and employment records (which are currently set out in the Employment Ordinance) to be produced in a single document:
- name and identity card number of the employee
- wage period
- wages paid in respect of each wage period
- periods of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave and holidays entitled and taken, together with details of payments made in respect of such periods
While the employer is not required to keep the records of the total number of hours worked by the employee when wages payable in respect of a wage period are at $11,500 or above per month, it is pertinent to note that the employee is still entitled to be paid wages in respect of that wage period of not less than the minimum wage.