There are three main changes under the new rules:
Currently, only employees have to receive a payslip. From 6 April 2019, all workers must receive a payslip. Guidance on whether a person is a worker can be found at www.gov.uk/employment-status/worker but you can also speak to your legal advisor for advice.
Where pay varies depending on the number of hours worked, the payslip will, from April, need to show the number of hours paid for on this basis. The hours can either be shown as a single total of all such hours in the pay period or they can be broken down into separate amounts for different rates of pay.
A salaried employee who takes unpaid leave, or is in receipt of statutory payment such as; statutory sick pay or statutory maternity pay during a pay period, is not counted as someone whose pay varies by time worked. This means that there is no need to include an hourly figure on the payslip to account for these variations in pay.
Any worker who has not received a payslip, or who thinks their payslip does not contain the necessary information, can bring a claim before an Employment Tribunal. If the claim succeeds, the Tribunal may make a declaration, published on its website, and/or can order repayment of any unnotified deductions made in the 13 weeks before presentation of the claim, even if the employer was otherwise entitled to make the deductions.
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