How do you engage with your payslip?
25 October 2018
The CIPP together with Mitrefinch are running a survey about how employees engage with their payslip.
From April 2019 employers will be required to include on payslips the number of hours worked by the employee for which they are being paid, but only in situations where the employee’s pay varies as a consequence of the time worked.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 was laid before parliament on 8 February 2018 and comes into force on 6 April 2019.
This instrument amends section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18), adding to the list of particulars which must be included in the itemised pay statement which an employee has a right to be given.
The amendment requires an itemised pay statement to also contain information regarding the number of hours worked by the employee for which they are being paid, but only in situations where the employee’s pay varies as a consequence of the time worked.
The aim is to provide greater transparency for the worker.
The somewhat minimalistic wording in the order will need to be bolstered by good, clear, unambiguous guidance and throughout 2018 the CIPP together with other interested stakeholders have worked with BEIS to work towards BEIS delivering detailed guidance that will enable software developers and employers, through their payroll professionals, to be ready to comply with this tight timescale.
Draft guidance from BEIS has not yet been published.
In advance of these new obligation on the employer CIPP and Mitrefinch have created a survey which aims to gauge the role of the payslip in an organisation and what it means to employees. This survey takes less than 5 minutes to fill out and will help us write up findings to support payroll nationally.
The survey is aimed at the individual employee (and for workers who are not employees) – no experience of pay and reward is necessary only the experience of having received a payslip and so please share with others.
Please keep your questions coming to [email protected] about the impending legislative change. We have provided a large number of examples and scenarios to BEIS in a hope that illustrative examples will bolster their guidance.