The law on payslips is set to change by April 2019: Start preparing now!
Providing your employees with payslips is generally a routine process that does not require a lot of thought behind it.
Under UK law, a payslip should be issued to all employees each time they are paid. Employers do not need to issue payslips to non-employees, this includes contractors, freelancers and workers. There are further exceptions made for the police service, merchant sea men and master or crew members working in share fishing.
At present, the law states that an employee’s payslip should be issued on or before pay day and should set out the following:
• Earnings before and after any deductions
• The amount of deductions that may change each time the employee is paid, for example, tax and national insurance
As of April 2019, employers will need to state how many hours all employees and workers are being paid for on the slip. This is because workers who have not been receiving a payslip up until now have been seen to struggle when attempting to calculate what deductions are being taken from their pay. And, if the pay calculated does not support what it states on the payslip, they are able to dispute this more easily in front of an Employment Tribunal.
How can Employment Law Services (ELS) help?
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