Payslips: New legislation, 6 April 2019

22nd March 2019

From 6 April 2019 the statutory right to receive an itemised payslip will be extended to all ‘workers’.  This new right will apply to payslips covering pay periods which begin on or after 6 April.

The definition of ‘workers’ has been the topic of hot debate in recent years with cases bought against Pimlico Plumbers and Uber in relation to workers’ rights.

Where ‘workers’ pay varies by time worked, there will be the need for employers to include additional information on payslips.  Where this applies, the number of hours paid for on this basis must be shown. However, as with any new changes, it is never that straight forward and variations caused by unpaid leave or statutory sick pay need to be considered.  The government has released guidance on the legislation to assist employers which can be read here

For further advice or assistance in relation to the changes to payslips or any payroll enquiries, call our payroll specialists on: 01472 350601 or email: info@forrester-boyd.co.uk