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Don’t slip up on new playslip rules

As a result of new legislation, employers who engage staff on an hourly-rate basis need to be aware that, from 6 April 2019, the right to itemised payslips will extend to all workers, not just employees paid by the hour.

If employees/workers earn varying rates of pay (more on night shifts or overtime, for example), their payslips will need to reflect this new breakdown.

The aim of the new legislation is to help low-paid workers check more easily that they’ve been paid correctly.

Legal opinion

Many employers will already operate on this basis and don’t need to change. However, others need to be aware of this now-compulsory requirement, or the risk that staff may now be eligible to bring a claim for breaching this new legislation.

We would hope that the payroll providers will be aware of this new legislation and therefore the payroll software you use should make itemised payslips relatively easy to produce.

This may be something you want to discuss with your software provider before the new legislation comes into place.