Payslip detail for hourly paid workers

24 October 2016

24 October 2016

Unpaid Britain has a blog which entitled 'The disappearing payslip' which looks at the importance of the paper payslip and the consequences of their decline in provision.

Part of the blog talks about the general right to “written pay advice” which dates back to the 1960 Payment of Wages Act, and that the requirements have changed little since. Then, gross pay, net pay and any deductions had to be shown, and this remains the case now under Section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

The blog goes on to say that there is no requirement in law to show how the gross figure has been calculated – by showing the number of hours worked and the hourly rate of pay for example and that Unions have argued that this can leave workers with insufficient information to assess whether they have been paid enough.

It highlights that in the latest Low Pay Commission (LPC) report (para 66), the LPC have taken note of these points and recommended (not for the first time) that the government consider requiring that payslips of hourly-paid workers should include the number of hours for which they are being paid.

In light of this recommendation, please take a moment to complete our CIPP Poll (on the right of this and every news item) which asks:

If you have hourly-paid workers, do you include the number of hours for which they are being paid on their payslip?