10 April 2019

Legislation Update

New legislation comes into force from April 2019 and requires all employers to:

  • provide payslips to all workers
  • show hours on payslips where the pay varies by the amount of time worked

This guidance is to help employers with the new rules on showing the hours on payslips.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance for employers about what needs to appear on employees payslips.

Click the link to download the PDF:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/793424/payslips-legislation-april-2019-additional-info-on-payslips-in-force.pdf

Thirty per cent of people wrongly believe that only workers in permanent roles are entitled to the National Living Wage/ Minimum Wage, a poll has revealed.

The study of 2001 people, conducted by Kantar for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy also found women (12%) were twice as likely as men (5%) to not query pay with their employer.

In the wake of new legislation introduced on April 8th which meant all workers are entitled to a payslip, and following the National Living Wage/ Minimum Wage increase, Government is calling on all workers to check their payslip to make sure they are being paid the right amount.

John Palmer, Senior Advisor at Acas, said: “Workers should check their payslips to ensure they are getting paid at the new national minimum or living wage rates.

“Employers are breaking the law if they don’t pay the national minimum or living wage and businesses face a maximum fine of £20,000 per worker for not paying.”

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