New legislation published to legislate information provided on payslips

12 February 2018

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 was laid before Parliament on 8th February 2018.

It inserts a clause into the Employment Rights Act 1996 that requires employers to ensure payslips state the number of hours being paid to employees where wages vary according to time worked; either as a single aggregate number of hours or as separate figures for hours worked doing different types of work or different rates of pay.

It comes into force on 6 April 2019.

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Employers who engage workers whose wages vary as a consequence of time worked must ensure that, prior to April 2019, they have processes and software in place that can meet the requirements of this legislation to provide itemised payslips.