Get ready for payslip changes in April
There are two significant changes affecting payslips from 6 April 2019. Individuals who are considered to be “employees” have always had the right to receive an itemised payslip. However, this right is now being extended to “workers”. This means that anyone who works – even on an ad hoc basis, or on a zero hours’ basis from time to time, is entitled to receive an itemised payslip.
Additionally, where a member of staff’s pay varies according to the time worked, the payslip must now contain the total number of hours worked for which variable pay is received. It is not enough to record the amount of pay earned – it must be broken down by hours worked and pay per hour.