An Employee is any person who performs services under a contract of service or apprenticeship with an Employer.
To register with the Social Security Office, an employee must submit his or her passport, birth/marriage certificate and all other relevant supporting documents where necessary (affidavit, deed poll, proof of citizenship. etc.) along with a completed Employee Registration Form. All documents presented must be original.
To determine the nature of any contractual relationship, the following factors must be examined.
A contract of service exists if someone agrees that in consideration for wages or other remuneration, he will provide his own work and skill in the performance of some service for another person. By so doing, he agrees expressly or implied, that in the performance of that service he will be subject to that person’s control.
In the circumstances outlined above, a combination of these conditions normally exist.
It should therefore be noted that a person who enters into a contract for a fixed time or a specific task may still be regarded as an employee once the previous conditions exist. In the case where one or more of the above conditions do not hold in the contractual arrangement you may be considered as an independent contractor providing a service at a cost.
Independent contractors are obligated to register with the SSB as a selfemployed person and make contributions on their own behalf.
The wages of an employee shall consist of all pecuniary emoluments paid to or on behalf of the employee including:
Your Social Security Number is the key to ensuring that your earnings are accurately recorded during your working years. Other people may have the same name you have, but your Social Security number is yours alone. It singles out your Social Security record from over 10,000 others.
Treat Your Card as an important document and protect it against loss or theft. Take your card with you when you get a new job, and make sure that your employer copies your name and number correctly. You should never rely on your memory when you provide your Social Security number.
Record Your Number elsewhere for safekeeping. If you lose your card you can obtain a new one at the Social Security Office for a fee, or if you change your name - through marriage for example - you should come to the Office with your old Social Security Card in order to get your records changed and obtain a new card with your new surname.
If You Ever Find you have more than one Social Security number, get in touch with the Social Security Office promptly, someone there will help you correct your records so that you will get full credit for all earnings reported for you.
Employees are reminded that it is an offence to employ any person who
does not possess a Social Security Card.
Employees are reminded that it is an offence to employ any person who does not possess a Social Security Card.
It Is A Good Idea to check your Social Security record regularly to make sure your earnings have been correctly credited. This is especially important if you change jobs often. By all means check to make sure that your employer reports correctly, or you will end up the loser. Never permit your employer to escape his/her responsibility to pay your contributions, remember that they are being paid for you.