Right to itemised payslips to be extended to all workers


15th May 2018

By Natalie McEvoy.

 

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 has now been made which will bring changes into effect from April next year. From 6 April 2019, every worker will have the right to be given a written itemised payslip at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made to them.

 

Currently, payslips must include the gross amount of wages or salary; the amount of any variable or fixed deductions from that gross amount and the purposes for which they are made; the net amount of wages or salary payable; and, where different parts of the net amount are paid in different ways, the amount and method of payment of each part-payment.

 

However, from early April 2019, the amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 will mean that the statement should also include the number of hours worked in respect of the variable amount of wages or salary, where the amount of wages is varied by reference to time worked. This should be included as a single aggregate figure, or separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay.

 

If an organisation fails to comply with these requirements, workers will be entitled to make a reference to an employment tribunal to determine what particulars should have been included or referred to in their pay statement.

 

The changes outlined above will not apply in respect of wages or salary paid in respect of any period of work which begins before 6 April 2019.

 

If you have any questions about itemised payslips, or you would like support on any other employment law matters arising, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on 0141 331 5150.

By Natalie McEvoy.

 

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 has now been made which will bring changes into effect from April next year. From 6 April 2019, every worker will have the right to be given a written itemised payslip at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made to them.

 

Currently, payslips must include the gross amount of wages or salary; the amount of any variable or fixed deductions from that gross amount and the purposes for which they are made; the net amount of wages or salary payable; and, where different parts of the net amount are paid in different ways, the amount and method of payment of each part-payment.

 

However, from early April 2019, the amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996 will mean that the statement should also include the number of hours worked in respect of the variable amount of wages or salary, where the amount of wages is varied by reference to time worked. This should be included as a single aggregate figure, or separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay.

 

If an organisation fails to comply with these requirements, workers will be entitled to make a reference to an employment tribunal to determine what particulars should have been included or referred to in their pay statement.

 

The changes outlined above will not apply in respect of wages or salary paid in respect of any period of work which begins before 6 April 2019.

 

If you have any questions about itemised payslips, or you would like support on any other employment law matters arising, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on 0141 331 5150.

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