From 6 April, payslips will now have to include the number of hours worked – making it easier for workers to check they are being paid the correct amount.
It means payslips now have to include the number of hours worked, making it simpler for workers to make sure they are being paid in full, and at the correct rate.
A failure to provide an itemised payslip to those with a “worker” status could result in a tribunal claim, especially given the attention surrounding workers’ rights.
‘Those who fail to receive their payslip on time, or receive the payslip without the necessary information, may make a claim to the employment tribunal that their right has been breached. If the tribunal agrees that this is the case, they will make a declaration and, in some cases, award the employee an amount equal to any deductions which have been made in the previous 13-week period.’
A significant change to the new payslip rules means that the total number of hours worked must be included on payslips for all workers whose pay varies depending on the amount of time worked.
‘The rules on this can be tricky; all hourly paid workers will be within the scope of this new requirement, as well as salaried hours staff who are paid the same each month for their basic hours but also work overtime and receive extra money for this,’ Parkinson said. ‘In the latter scenario, the payslip will only need to show the hours relating to the overtime, and not the salaried work, because it is the overtime that has made pay vary.
‘Where the number of hours is to be included, the hours must be clearly listed as either one total of all the hours which vary pay, or separate hourly figures for each variation of pay.’
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