Employer must know
An Employer is generally a person, firm, or company with whom the employee has a contract of service or apprenticeship or contract of services. The Government or the employers who has a business in Solomon Islands, a contract of service or apprenticeship or a contract for performance of manual labour outside of Solomon Islands is deemed an employer.
By virtue of the 1976 Regulations, in particular Part II, Employers have certain obligations:
(a) Any one becoming or again becoming an employer after 1st November, 1976 shall within 14 days of the date when he becomes an employer register with the NPF as an Employer.
(b) Employer must inform Manager (General Manager) of change of address.
(c) Employer being registered and ceases to be an employer must inform Manager (General Manager) within one month of ceasing to be an employer.
(d) Employer who employs a person, who is not an NPF member, must register him on the appropriate form (NPF6) and forward it to the Manager (General Manager) within 14 days of the commencement of his employment.
(e) As soon as possible after the employer is registered, NPF office shall forward to him in respect of each of his employees the appropriate forms, [NPF6] for registration of its employees and every employer receiving such forms shall within 14 days of receiving them complete them in respect of each employee and return them to the NPF Office).
Normal Contribution Rate Under the NPF Act (Cap 109) every employer is required to pay to the fund a sum equivalent to 12.5% of each employee’s total gross salary each calendar month. This payment contribution comprises 5% deducted from member’s monthly gross salary and 7.5% contributed by the employer on behalf of the employee/member.
Members’ contributions are paid monthly for each calendar month.