Employers will be required to itemise payslips under new legislation


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The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 will bring into force the government's commitment in it's response to the Taylor Review to require employers to itemise payslips to show the number of hours paid work for where a worker is paid on an hourly rate basis.

The Order, which is due to come into force on 6 April 2019, will amend section 8 of the ERA 1996 which sets out the information that must be provided in an employee's itemised payslip. Different figures will have to be provided where an employee is paid a different rate of pay for different types of work.

Before the order comes into force employers will have to:

  • Ensure that payroll processes are adjusted to collect the new information required
  • Amend the format of their payslips to include this new information, where appropriate 

This article is taken from HR Law March 2018.

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